Once upon a time, there was a princess who had everything. She got all the toys that she wanted, ate all the food that she liked, had the most beautiful dresses, but she was still left wanting.
She was never happy and was never satisfied. She must have everything, all that her little heart desired. All the things money could buy was in her hands, and she had received all that she wanted. But despite the grandeur of it all, she took them all for granted.
Until one dreadful day...
The queen left the kingdom. The king was devastated, and his pain echoed all throughout the palace. Sure enough, it was not long before their land was in ruins. Like sheep without a shepherd, the people perished in their sphere.
The princess cried endlessly, her eyes swollen but her pain unwavering. Her treasures couldn’t clear away the loneliness. She gathered all her possessions, big and small. She knelt and begged before God. She said, “Take everything I have! Bring my mother back! Restore my father! The princes shouted and screamed all night, but her words only reached the four corners of her castle.
Frequently, we value possessions and focus on things we don’t have. At the same time, we ignore family and friends who love us and need our love and care.
To those still have their family, please love them, cherish them, and celebrate with them.
P.S. The princess was me...
New International Version (NIV)
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.