Having plenty of time to listen to advertising on the radio while driving, the constant investment advice is now to buy gold.
It's probably always been a good investment but now seems to be the best time to stock up your trunks, lock boxes and safes with gold bars. But don't cash in your 401K's just yet.
In reading the Bible I see where God has placed a tremendous value on human beings. Somehow we lose sight of just exactly how God perceives his creations. We treat ourselves badly, abusing our bodies and souls with many forms of things that are designed to be only temporary measures of what we think of as joy. But if we read closely we see that the Lord had made us to "shine like stars in the universe", and that only happens if we turn on his light switch.
We can truly be as good as gold, because the investment He made in us lasts an eternity. The value is beyond measure. Next time you look in the mirror say to yourself, "I am wonderfully made, in the image of God', so now I need to act like it, and be more aware of how much we are worth. Think of it in a practical sense....who could spread the gospel other than us? Who could bring good news but us?
Maybe God needs us as much as we need him. We are his golden men and women who can forever help others who don't feel so golden to change their lives. What a difference we can make by perceiving ourselves as an investment in eternity, not in a short term fix. Gold attracts awe and admiration from those who see it shine, so lets be as good as gold wherever we go and whenever we meet someone who needs to make an eternal investment.
As we remember our departed brother T.J. Fernandez this week, he is about as close as I can think to someone who was always shining that golden light around on others. So, in his honor, let's remember the golden rule this week and act upon it:
Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you...........
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.