I recently read the fascinating story of a little child playing with a very valuable vase. He had put his hand into it and could not withdraw it. His father too, tried unsuccessfully to get it out. Then the father said, “Now son, make one more try. Open your hand and hold your fingers out straight…and then pull.” To his parents’ astonishment, the little fellow said, “Oh no, I couldn’t put my fingers out like that because if I did I would drop my dime.” We may smile, but many of us are like that little boy, so busy holding on to the world’s worthless dimes that we can’t accept liberation. We need to put aside the trifles in our lives and live with eternity’s values in view. Or as Jesus invites, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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