Thursday, September 27, 2007

Misplaced Priority!

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 it!" How do you think her beloved felt?
A ludicrous story? Yes, except that it aptly illustrates the care and attention we humans give in this life to our body and physical well beings-which is like the blue velvet box. We spend about 99 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.
Beloved let's appreciate the content rather than the container!


2 comments:

FishHawk said...

Wonderful, simply wonderful.

friendinME said...

well put. I am filing this for use in the future. thanks