2019年07月03日

July 2019 monthly message "The treasure more valuable than money"

The treasure more valuable than money


There is something in common among happy people.  That is “they are happy to have whatever they possess.”  On the other hand, there is also something in common among unhappy people.  They envy what they do not possess.  No matter how much they possess or how fortunate they are, they can never be satisfied.


In the Bible, there is a story about the man crippled from birth.  In those days, people with handicap could not get any job, and the only way to make living was to become beggars.  When Peter and John walked by the man, he begged for money as he always did.  But the answer from two was something unexpected.


“Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you.  In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk. (Acts 3:6, NIV)”


Was the man disappointed to find out he could not get any money?  No!  The man tried to find out what Peter had.  As Peter reached out to the man, he accepted Peter’s invitation.


Immediately, the man felt his feet and ankles becoming strong.  And for his first time in his life, he began to walk and jump.


Of course we need money.  We cannot say money is meaningless.  Yet, money would be gone as we use it.  There are so many things that we cannot buy with money.  On the other hand, there is no limit with the name of Jesus Christ.  His name has overwhelming power than money.  Christians pray in the name of Jesus.  God is the one who created earth and heaven, and rules them.  With the faith to this name, we can possess the power that money cannot provide us.


I, myself grew up in a poor family, yet I do not think of myself as an unhappy person.  Among the same age as I am, there are many people who are wealthier than I am.  But I do not envy them.  I have the treasure worth more than money, the direct call line to God.


Are you happy now?  What is your purpose in your life?  You do not need to admire the life of celebrities.  Just in front of you, there is a shortcut to the blessings.  All you need is to ask, then anytime, the blessings will be given to you.  Through the name of Jesus, there are countless number of people who have already received hope and happiness.  I wish you would also receive this privilege into your hands.


Youth PastorKenshiro Goto

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