Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Thanks For What Is Of Greater Value

By Robert Boardman

    There is a story of a young man who proposed marriage to a young woman. He gave her an expensive, beautiful diamond ring enclosed in an attractive blue velvet box. The following day after their engagement, the young woman said, "How can I ever thank you enough for the beautiful blue velvet box? I love it and will always cherish it1" How do you think her beloved felt?
    A ludicrous story? Yet, except that it aptly illustrates the care and attention we humans give in this life to our body and physical well being - which is like the blue velvet box. We spend about ninety-nine percent of our resources and time on something that will return to dust. And we neglect the gift of the diamond, which is our living, eternal soul. We fail to thank God for such a priceless gift, purchased for us by the death of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Pulpit Helps, date unknown.

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