There’s a bunch of talk about money today. Those who have it and those who have little. Presidential campaigns seem to run on millions. Just ordinary automobiles cost twice what I paid for my first house in the sixties. I just had cable installed and just the thirty-minute installation cost was twice what my retirement pays daily. Hamburgers and coffee kill a ten-dollar bill. A candy bar costs a dollar and a cell phone can cost as much as a good suit. It takes a wad of dollars to simply live today and that’s scary to a bunch of folks. No wonder there’s a line at the welfare window. What really is scary is that window is slowly closing. Medical care is a “choker” and will soon suffocate most. Yet, the big talk is all about ‘money’. Pastor Rogers once wrote:
“Have you been complaining about your poverty? Listen, you may not have much money in the bank, but you are immensely wealthy. You’re in the King’s family! “For the Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit that we are the children of God. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.” Romans 8:16-17.
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor that ye through His poverty might be rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9. “In everything ye are enriched by Him.” 1 Corinthians 1:5.
I want you to remember that you’re a prince, a royal blueblood, if you’re born again. No matter how poor you may be in this world’s eyes, in Jesus Christ, you are rich. You are a child of the King!”
It shames me to worry about my future. As GOD’s child, I have everything I need, PLUS all that I ever will need, PLUS a seat at HIS table, for ETERNITY, now that’s a HOOT, donchaknow! He became poor that ye through His poverty might be rich. That “ye” is “we” who are, and that’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates. AMEN