A man stood in the street & gazed at his bomb-wrecked home. Then he said to his wife:
"This morning someone came into our dugout & told me that we had lost everything. It's a lie. Thank God, I've still got health & strength to carry on with my job. I still have you, my dear & the children.
Thank God, you're all safe. Hitler hasn't smashed my faith in the love & wisdom of God, or my faith in the ultimate victory of right. I still have hope for the future. I can still call my soul my own. I am still alive & ready for action again.
So I reckon that you & I ought to thank God that we have saved far more than we have lost. Houses & buildings may be wrecked & ruined, but you & I can still hold on to things which can never be shaken or destroyed."
- Church Standard. (moreillustrations.com)
Mat 6:19-21 (GNT): “Do not store up riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal. For your heart will always be where your riches are.”
“It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.” - Henry Ward Beecher.