For Easter break this year our mom and dad decided to take us to Miami, Florida for a few days. We left on a Monday and came home three days later, on Thursday.
We tried to pack in a lot in those few days. While we were there we also learned a few very important things we thought we’d share with you.
First of all…
Do not sit in the sun all day without protecting your skin. YIKES! We’re still recovering from our sunburns and its not fun – its torture. In fact we’ve even cried a few times it hurts that much.
Money can’t buy you happiness…or hope.
Daddy’s friend took us on his friend’s boat. Actually it was a 60 million dollar yacht. WHAT? Yes, it’s true – the boat cost 60 million dollars and it also costs almost 3 million dollars a year to take care of it. We got a tour and everything on the yacht was perfect. Completely spotless. In fact, it was so perfect mommy asked the owner if it was always so clean – and he said “Yes, always.”
It’s weird because we felt very uncomfortable while we were on the yacht – like we were afraid to touch anything because it was all so perfect. The man that gave us the tour was really nice but you could tell that he didn’t know Jesus at all. Sadly, he even said Jesus’s name like a swear word. UGH!
After we left we talked about our experience. We were all kind of sad for the yacht man because although he had a ton of money and worldly things – he didn’t have true happiness and hope. Only Jesus can give us true life, hope and joy!
We can have all the money and things of this world and still be completely empty, lost and sad. Maybe that’s why Jesus said what He did in the Book of Matthew. Here’s what He said:
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” (Matthew 6:24
Jesus isn’t telling us that money is bad. What He’s saying is that if we love money and the things that money can buy – more than we love Him – we will be devoted to money rather than God. And that’s NOT good. God knows that we need Him more than anything. So when anything or anyone takes God’s place (which should be first place) in our hearts, we will not be full of life and joy. Instead we will continue to try and fill our lives with worldly things and we will always want more because stuff can NEVER fill our hearts.
Well, that’s what we learned and we’re so thankful to be able to share it with you!!