“Gone with the Wind” is a critically acclaimed classic American movie released in 1939 which received 8 Academy Awards.  What is it that is gone…gone with the wind?  What is gone with the wind in our lives?  We spend so many days going after that which we believe will satisfy as Solomon did in 

Ecclesiastes 2:10: 

“I denied myself nothing my eyes desired, I refused my heart no pleasure.” 

Often times we come to the same conclusion as Solomon goes on to exclaim,

“Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind: nothing was gained under the sun.”  

In a blink of an eye the works of our hands can be destroyed up by a single gust of wind. Our treasure could be gone, gone with the wind.  Storms can and do destroy homes over night as we witnessed on nightly news coverage of Hurricane Sandy.  Entire fortunes destroyed in literally seconds. And so scripture exhorts us not to collect our stuff here on earth but to store up our treasure in Heaven!

Matthew 6:19-21

 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Yesterday may be gone, today is almost over but no one will be able to take away that which is eternal.  For today choose that which can never be taken, shaken or blown away by the mighty gust of the wind.


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