Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Battle...

Last week was truly an eventful week, as I discussed here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  At least for me.

How thankful I was that my daughter B managed to get my television (TV) working again.  This allowed me to watch some programmes I enjoy.  Plus, the game show... Jeopardy.

Years ago, I used to watch it, daily.  Now, I do not always watch the show.

However, there was a reason I wanted to see it, last week.  And, it was not just due to the fact that there was a Battle of the Decades finals last Thursday and Friday.

In case you are not familiar with this contest, here is a link for you to read about it:  http://www.jeopardy.com/minisites/battleofthedecades/finals/.

This contest was very important to me, mainly due to one (1) person who was a contestant.  Brad Rutter.

Here on LwL, I've mentioned a few family names, in the past.  Well, the last name of Rutter, happens to be one of my family names.

As I mentioned to my friend, A... I have no idea if Brad Rutter is related to me, or not.  However, since the name is the same as some of my family members, it is a possibility.

And, knowing that he is very smart and has been a large sum winner on the show, is also another reason I wondered if he is related to me.  You see, some of my family members with that same family name had been very smart people. 

Including one of my uncles, who was actually a member of Mensa.  Here's a link so you can read about it:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensa_International.

Of course, Brad Rutter's fellow contestants Ken Jennings and Roger Craig are both highly intelligent people, also.

In any case, due to us sharing the same family name, I hoped Brad Rutter would win the contest. 

And, he did!  By doing so, he won another million dollars.

Was I happy for him?  Yes!  And, so was my friend A, who also hoped Brad Rutter would win, because we may be related.

But, was the money the important issue?

It may have been for the contestants, but certainly not for me.  And, not just because I wasn't a contestant.  But rather, because even though we need money to live in this world, it is not the meaning of our lives.

After all, we cannot take it with us, when we leave this world.

Just as we read in 1 Timothy 6:7, "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out."

It's true.  When we were born into this world, we came with nothing.  Not even clothes on our backs.  And, when we leave here, it is impossible for us to take anything with us.

Not people, family, friends, money, or anything else.

The important thing about what will happen to us, once we leave this world, concerns where we will spend eternity.  After all, when we die physically, our soul lives on.

Friend, I know that because I am trusting in my Lord, Jesus Christ, I will spend eternity with Him, in Heaven.  Just as we read in the Bible.

If you also are trusting in Jesus Christ, you will do the same.  And, I'll look forward to seeing you, there.

However, if you are not trusting in Jesus Christ for your salvation, you will not spend eternity in Heaven.  Instead, you will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God.  With no chance of escape.

Please know that if you are not yet saved, I pray for you, that you will come to Christ, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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