She was rich and successful
She had everything she
Wanted and more…
Life was exciting
Full of events, parties, charities
Money was never an issue
She could buy whatever she wanted
fly off to any part of the world.
She had been in and out of
This new one seemed promising
He was as rich as she was so
She didn’t have to worry about
Him loving her money more
She was young and healthy
Life was great. Couldn’t be better.
Yet, she knew she lacked something.
It nagged at her. She knew what it was.
She heard it that Easter Sunday when
She went to church—something she
Did only twice a year.
She could still hear the words of Jesus…
“One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”
Her reaction was the same as the rich young man’s.
She had worked hard for what she had
How could she give it all up?
Yet, the minister’s words dogged her
“Jesus gave His life for you. Will
You give up all that you have for Him?
Sure, in theory it sounded all well and good
but she would be giving up everything
Her life, her wealth, her relationships—everything
What would become of her?
What would her family and friends think?
She shook her head as if to bring herself to
Resolutely, she stood up and slipped on her jacket
She was not ready to change her lifestyle.
There was always tomorrow or the next day or
Next year. She had more than enough time to
Give her life to Christ. But, not now…
Sadly, that day never came. She died without
Christ. Sixty years old, still rich, widowed and
Mother of three children. All those years she
Trusted in her riches and not in the One who
became poor so that through His poverty,
She might become rich.
Don’t put off your salvation.
Accept Jesus’ invitation today
Don’t let earthly possessions and riches
Prevent you from having what only
He can offer.
Sources: Mark 10:21; 2 Corinthians 8:9