Spent some time with my "bride" today. We drove down to Edinburg, In. to a huge antique barn and did some window shopping . My two thoughts are these - on the way there we stopped at a Hardees fast food place for coffee and biscuit , sitting down , my wife and I bowed our heads and prayed for God's Grace to be at work in our life , for the food and for our witness to Christ. Right across from us is an older couple, when I finished praying aloud , I seen him staring at me, staring at me in a quizzacle way , he had in his hands his newspaper , it was FINANCIAL NEWS AND STOCKS. Nothing wrong with that but it did present to me quite a picture. Here I am praying to THE INVISIBLE GOD for needs, grace and for us to be a witness and here he was scouring the statistics to see what gains he may have made. He was well into his 80's and I wonder what he thought , for he looked at me like one would ,looking thru a magnifying glass, lol.
The second thought was this , at the antique barn - thousands of items once treasured by living , loving hands. Pictures, books , jewelry , all once adorned homes and persons and now sitting on shelves to be used by strangers -" the things of this world " Lay up for yourselves "treasures" in Heaven -- That antique barn with its THOUSANDS of items testify to the fleeting fame of riches - as sand slipping thru the grip of flesh -- .
Brethren, let us make a point of testifying this week to the world and in here on "pals" of God's working in our lives -- this builds up the church --