Thursday, March 05, 2009

Buzzards in an Odd Place

NOTE: DO NOT DO THIS IN YOUR CAR UNLESS YOU ARE TRAVELING UNDER 5MPH!!!

On my way back home this past Friday, I passed through Orlanda at rush hour...in the middle of town, I was traveling between 10 and 0 MPH, and I had time to contemplate my surroundings. I noticed that several of Orlando's tallest buildings were banks, and then I notice that birds were flying around one of the banks, and they were buzzards! About thirty or so where circling and other were perched on the ledge. See for yourself...sorry for the quality, I used my cell phone:
Wait, let me zoom in a bit...

I thought, "hmmm...wonder what's dead up there? A banker, the banks assets, some of my tax money?" It reminded me that we are NOT to put our ultimate security in our money, or possessions, or this world. Our Savior reminds us to be sure we are investing in the right treasure when He said through Matthew: " "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." (6:19,20)

As I've been reminding my church as of late, Christians need to be examples of hope, generosity and optimism, so we can create opportunities to share our ultimate security in Christ with those who are putting too much faith in treasures that are not secure!

2 comments:

Michael said...

Hilarious. Also enjoyed the piece about Clemson's new coach. Never have rooted for the tigers, but I can always root for a Brother.
PEACE!

Michael said...

Shared this with a friend. When they saw the scrupture reference, they gave us a modern translation of Christs Words: where moth and rust destroy, and where bankers take in you deposits and steal.