It was the ultimate goal; heralded by the average red blooded American, and this person believed in it fully; they had the will, the determination and the drive to make it happen.
And make it happen, they would at all costs. While others wasted precious time in recreation
and other worthy and worthwhile pursuits,
this motivated soul deemed them unnecessary and sacrificed all for the fulfillment of “the” dream.
Alas, the hard work paid off!
With the mortgage paid on their million dollar condo
And designer labeled clothing and shoes packed in the newly acquired designer Luggage
And five Star Hotel reservations lined up at various points around the globe
And tomorrow marked as the day to, at last, set sail in the newly purchased Catalina 425 Yacht
All the hard work, long hours, and other sacrifices seemed well worth it.
On the road home from running last minute errands came an unexpected downpour, in which the sleek Alpha Romeo, yet another prized and cherished possession,
began to hydroplane and spun out of control, thus becoming mangled beyond recognition when impacting a very solid immovable object. In mere seconds came about the end of life for both driver and car.
No more would they reside in the luxury condo, or have use or need of the designer luggage currently housing the exquisite designer clothes. Despite the time, toil and sacrifice made, they would never now set sail in the gorgeous yacht that was an integral part of the long desired dream vacation.
Never again would they, or anyone else, ever again drive that dream car.
Their last earthly breath had been spent; all the sacrifices, all the missed opportunities that allowed for the acquisition of the fine worldly possessions, was now in vain, as not one of the possessions could be taken or used where this person would now exist.
Yes, they had stored up treasure, but…..
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
16 Then He told them a parable: “A rich man’s land was very productive.17 He thought to himself, ‘What should I do, since I don’t have anywhere to store my crops? 18 I will do this,’ he said. ‘I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones and store all my grain and my goods there. 19 Then I’ll say to myself, “You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself.”’
20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared—whose will they be?’
21 “That’s how it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”