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, deemed worthwhile, pursuits,
this motivated soul saw them unnecessary, sacrificing them all for fulfillment of “the” dream.
Alas, hard work paid off!
With their million dollar condo
Their tailored clothing and Louis Vuitton shoes now packed in designer Luggage
Five Star Hotel reservations secured at various locations around the globe
And tomorrow marked as the day to, at last, set sail in the newly purchased Catalina 425 Yacht
it was determined all the hard work, long hours, and other sacrifices were well worth it.
Driving home after running last minute errands an unexpected downpour suddenly began. The sleek Alpha Romeo, yet another prized and cherished possession,
began to hydroplane. Spinning out of control the subsequent impact with a solidly placed immovable object rendered both driver and vehicle mangled beyond recognition.
Mere seconds brought end of life to both driver and car.
No more was the need for a luxury condo, the exquisite apparel housed inside the designer. Despite the time and sacrifices made, they will never experience the long anticipated wind in their hair upon setting sail in the new yacht; all luxury hotel stays will now being cancelled.
Their last earthly breath now spent, all the life sacrifices to make way for the acquisition of the fine worldly possessions was in a moment, in one freak accident, rendered vain; not one of those possessions can be taken where this person now exists.
Yes, they had stored up treasure, but, sadly, all where it could not last.
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.”