A few minutes ago, I got off the phone with someone I know very personally, albeit in an adverse manner in past memory and in tonight’s discussion. Without getting into an extended exposition, I’ll simply state that after significant alcoholic consumption on his end, along with heated vocalizing and plenty of expletives fired at me, he said something that made me reel back and think:
“You’ll never earn as much as I have.”
Strange. I’m running low on money, I can’t see my friends at school or at home due to the in-session semester, and I’m spending most of my “free” time either making artwork or searching for jobs. But the Lord assured me once again that my treasure does not lie on this earth, and that all I earn while I am on this planet is insignificant compared to the great wealth I have in Christ. What a joy it is to know for certain that though people may insult and disasters may befall upon my life, I have incomparable riches that last forever. But I pray also that this person I spoke with tonight may discover that eternal treasure too – one given for free, but paid for by priceless, sinless blood shed on the cross.
Happy Easter, everyone.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
– Matthew 6:19-20 (NIV, ©1984)