“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
“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!