What do the hurricane “Sandy” and Steve Jobs’ new yacht have in common?
Sandy was the largest storm (1000 miles in circumference) on record to smash into the US east coast. Dozens lost their lives, some 8 million people lost power, and the damage to property is estimated to be north of $50 billion. I talked with a close friend this morning from Connecticut, and he told of the devastation. He ended by saying, “Our family is safe and that’s all that matters. Our things might be gone, but we’re safe.”
About the same time as Sandy was coming on shore and a year after his death, Steve Jobs’ 256 foot super yacht was launched. Think of the gazillions of dollars and all Jobs’ time and effort invested in this yacht that he will never sail.
People invest so much money and time in accumulating things that are so fragile and uncertain. I Timothy 6:17 cautions us, “Do not fix your hope on the uncertainty of riches, but only on God.”
We are called by the Lord to be faithful stewards of all that He entrusts to us. We are to work hard, to give generously, to get out of debt and to save and invest. BUT, we must live with an eyes focused on eternity. What are we doing today that the Lord will consider a big thing throughout all eternity?
Do we have a proper perspective of our stuff . . . that it is all temporary and we’ll leave it all behind? BUT we can use it to influence others for Jesus Christ.
Think about it and grow,
Warmly in Christ,