I just read a story about a kid in a candy store…but this was not just any kid in a candy store, it was a kid in a candy store with $4,000 in his pocket…but it was not just a kid in a candy store with $4,000…it was a kid in a candy store with $4,000 that he had stolen from his parents…and it was not just any $4,000, it was his parents’ life savings.

The parents had been keeping their life savings stored in cash under the sofa, and when the boy found it, he made his way to the candy store and spent every last cent of it on sweets.

As I read that story, it reminded me that keeping your life savings under the sofa probably is not the smartest thing in the world to do, but it also reminds me that although we might have a plan for our funds- sometimes things do not always go as planned.

One day Jesus said,  “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”(Matthew 6)

Sometimes we focus so much on our earthly treasure that we do not consider our heavenly treasure and the impenetrable profits of eternal investments.

Think about it and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D