God is Enough

Last night before I went to bed, I stood in my front yard looking up at the sky. It was a clear night. As always the stars were beautiful and awe inspiring. Now I have a limited knowledge of the science of the stars. I know a little bit about light years, galaxies and solar systems. Never the less, I often imagine the stars I see are pinpricks in the floor of Heaven. I think of these pinpricks as a gift from God that allows me to see tiny glimpses of my home in Glory.

Later as I lay in bed, this simple phrase came into my mind “If you have everything, you have nothing and if you have nothing, you have everything.” What does that mean? As I lay on my pillow I tried to parse this thought out.But eventually sleep took over with the thought still unresolved in my head.

Today I am reminded of a truth that I learned as a result of my ministry. Serving as a pastor I was often called to minister to and pray for people approaching death. Sometimes I would go into the homes of relatively wealthy people. At other times I would go to people who lived in extreme poverty. The truth I learned is this wealthy or poor it does not matter, death treats everyone the same way.

Life on earth is as permanent as the frost on an early autumn morning. It will soon melt away. When you were born you had nothing, when you die everything you own will immediately belong to someone else. Those who live only to gain wealth will find their wealth to be a destructive trap. The greatest thing you can gain in this world is the contentment of living a Godly life.

If you have everything this world can offer, but you don’t have Jesus, you have nothing. If in this world you have nothing, but Jesus is your Savior, you have everything. The bottom line is this, wealth and poverty are only temporary but God is eternal, and He is enough.

Douglas & Deborah Huff

Email- pavementendsministry@gmail.com

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