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It's Just a Mailbox

It's Just a Mailbox

by Keith Bellamy

I was relating to a friend about our mailbox being knocked down...again. Usually this happens during western weekend. So, my friend asked me if anyone was hurt. Was it an accident? The answer was no, so my friend said, “it’s just a mail box”. Now my friend wasn't trying to be cute. My friend was stating something that maybe we all need to think about… there are other things that are more important (take out this other) than a mail box.

Many years ago, my wife and I had the privilege of hearing Ira North speak. He was a wonderful preacher. He was talking about what was really important. He said he and his wife decided to break anything in their house that they might cry over. He joked about paying his grandson to break one of Mrs. North's vases. He didn't really do that, but he got his point across.

This gets me to thinking about that mail box again. It has been replaced with a new one. It's just a mail box.

When your dad dies when you are only seventeen and your mother dies five years later, mailboxes are not all that important. When your high school love marries you and then abuses you, mail boxes are not that important. When your child dies, mail boxes are not that important. When a child is abused, mail boxes are not that important. When you are told you have the “Big C”, then mail boxes are not all that important. When you have a fire that burns your house down, mail boxes are not that important.

Mail boxes can be replaced. But what’s really important is more important.

Thanks to my friend for telling me it was just a mail box.

Jesus put it this way. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble (Matthew 6:33, 34; ESV).

So, are you seeking first His kingdom and His Righteousness?

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