[forthright] It Was Worth It!

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From: Forthright Magazine <forthrightmag@...>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 08:37:56 -0700 (PDT)
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Straight to the Cross


COLUMN: REALITY CHECK


It Was Worth It! 
 by Stan Mitchell

"What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to
the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my
Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider
them rubbish that I may gain Christ" (Philippians 3:8).

Mike's mom stood, a formidable figure in her Gucci
gown, hands on hips, as flexible as a brick wall.
"Son," she said with that air of finality he knew so
well, "if you marry that peroxide headed pauper, you
can say goodbye to the Springer family fortune."

His dad stood to one side, silent and unmoved.

Gone would be the fortune, worth millions. Gone would
be the estates with some of the richest farmlands in
the state. Gone would be the real estate investments in
the city. Gone the moment he married his beloved
Beverly. Millions of dollars, a life of power and
prestige, or the hand of the girl he loved.

It was a "no brainer".

True love, you see, is worth whatever it costs; it will
last forever, if it is put first. Paul had put his love
- for his Master - before all else. Knowing Jesus
"surpassed" all else, and the rest was "rubbish."

In a day when so many would surrender conviction for
cash, love for loot, it's something to remember. There
are some things that are not for sale at any price!  

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