Thank you, guys!! At times like these, I feel like we are an allied army. Different uniforms, different marching steps, different looking weapons, but all following Jesus Christ, the allied commander, against a universally recognized evil.
I once read a story about a pastor that drove up to the church in a beautiful new Cadillac. A young man was on the sidewalk when the pastor stepped out, and said:
"Wow! Where did you get the cool set of wheels?"
The pastor replied: "My brother gave me this automobile!"
The young man said "That's GREAT! I sure wish that I . . ."
At this point, the pastor was formulating in his mind the proper advice regarding contentment to this young man so obviously envious of this car, but was silenced when the young man finished the thought he was expressing: "I sure wish that I could be a brother like that!"
Too often, we get caught up in the material things of this world, and ignore the truly important things, the spiritual!
Charles Spurgeon wrote:
A gentleman of Boston, an intimate friend of Professor Agassiz, once expressed his wonder that a man of such abilities as Agassiz possessed should remain contented with such a moderate income.
"I have enough," was Agassiz's reply. "I have not time to make money. Life is not sufficiently long to enable a man to get rich and do his duty to his fellow men at the same time."
Do we Christians have time to serve our God and yet to give our whole souls to gaining wealth? The question is left for conscience to answer.
Jesus tells us what is important in Matthew 6:28-33 (KJV);
"And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you
I pray for all of you to have enough, and realize that you do.