Gottlob Schmidt has lived on his family’s farm outside of Hanna Alberta for 80 years. Now the 91 year old is retiring. He has no children to inherit the farm, so plans to give it to the Province for a Provincial park. A private buyer offered him more than a million dollars, but he wants to bequeath it to all Albertans. He says, “The money, I can’t take with me.” One Old Testament patriarch, Job, put it this way, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will return.” Jesus once said, , “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth…But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven…for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Wonderful advice. In other words, “ live with eternity’s values in view.” And the place to start is by entering into a personal relationship with Christ by faith and being ready for the next life.
Pastor Alex Rockwell