Ok, when you hear the word 'Value' what do you think? Money. Money is a huge part of many peoples lives. You just can't avoid it. I mean, seriously -- we are being charged to visit national parks, etc. -- and they are part of God's beautiful creation. And we have to pay to see it.
Obviously, with that in mind -- there seems to be something wrong with the world we live in today.
I'm going to tell you a story -- and I want you to picture yourself in it. I was going to tell you to close your eyes -- but then you wouldn't be able to read it...Ok, here goes.
There was beautiful earth. Trees, flowers, animals were roaming around freely. Fresh fruit, waiting to be picked. A lovely, sunny day. You take a walk around this place of freedom. A group of kids are sitting in a circle, talking. It is so fresh, so healthy, so pleasent.
Ok -- now, what was NOT in that story?
- Cars, etc.
- Animal Shooters
- Plastic, etc.
And there were lots more. But there was one that I haven't mentioned yet. It was --can you guess? Money.
There was no money. The fruit trees, for example -- The people took care of them, and were given fresh fruit in return. Everyone was happy, all the children/teens talking and playing together. They didn't need iPods, mobile phones, laptops, clothes -- to make them happy. They were pefectly content with their friends.
The animals were free and happy, without a worry in the world.
Because, after all -- we don't need money to make us happy. As we saw earlier -- we would love our life to be full of freedom like that. And no, we wouldn't be bored -- because we woudn't want it to be any other way. You see -- when I'm watching the news, and they say something like 'They are working on a new flying car' well -- that just makes me sick. Why do we have to advance in our society even more? Why can't we just stick with normal cars? We already have planes -- we don't need flying cars.
I mean seriously -- instead of spending billions of dollars on ridiculous things like researching and building flying cars -- we could save the world. Give every poor and/or homeless person a home. Make them happy. My family sponsers two children -- a boy and a girl. Do your families sponser anyone? Even though it's only a few children/teens, it's still helping. Your making that one persons life so much easier.
But think about this for me -- if money didn't exist, then those children who are poor/homeless -- they would be just like us. If the countries they lived in weren't so horrible to them -- they'd be just like us. We're so fortunate, you know. You've probably heard that before, but after writing this...I have an idea of how...blessed I have been, throughout my whole life.
So I'm just going to pray a prayer now --
I'd like to really thank you, for giving me the life you have blessed me with, and the wonderful family you gave me.
And some day, I'd really like to help those less fortunate than me...I'm not sure how, but if it's in your will - then that's what I'll do.
I'm looking forward to being with you Forever, in Heaven. A place without trouble, without all those things I mentioned above. And no sin. So, Lord - I thank you. I love you.