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The Shoebox
Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 10, 2013

Dr. Mack Craig tells the story of a elderly man he knew years ago named Harry. One day he asked Mack for a favor. "I need somebody to go through my things with me," said Harry. While doing so, Mack was surprised when Harry brought out a single shoebox. In the box were the following items: a picture of Harry's mother, his wife's death certificate, two picture postcards written to Harry over 30 years before, and two yellowed newspaper clippings about projects that involved work done by Harry's building demolition company. NO gold or precious stones. NO stock certificates. NO award certificates or diplomas. Just simple mementos of life as Harry had experienced it. They served as reminders of things that were near and dear to his heart.

Jesus said, "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness...." and "Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven...." (Matthew 6:33; 6:20). In the end the things that will mean the most to us are not earthly possessions, but relationships, precious memories, spiritual gifts like love, joy, and peace. Something solid and trustworthy to stand on. The word of God provides things of eternal value. What are you putting in your shoebox?

Come and find out what good things God has for you.

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