Acres of diamonds, mountains of gold,
Rivers of silver, jewels untold;
All these together won't buy you or me
Peace when we're sleeping or a conscience that's free.
A heart that's contented, a satisfied mind,
these are the treasures, money can't buy;
If you have Jesus, there's more wealth in your soul,
than acres of diamonds, mountains of gold.
It is hardly necessary to say anything more. What a picture he painted in these words. I can picture the extreme of acres, mountains, and rivers. In current terms, if you were at the very top of our nations 1% and you could put all treasure together in one time and place it could never buy you what is truly important. Anyone would be willing to give anything to have peace, a free conscience, contentment and mental satisfaction. All that we need and truly long for is found in Jesus.
As I write this little uncomplicated blog this morning I am so glad that I know Jesus as my Savior and friend. I am glad that my relationship with him is highly personal and deeply emotional at my heart's level. These words place life in proper perspective. I only wish I was younger and had more years than I do now to live for my Savior and serve Him in ministry. But while we cannot turn back the clock I can make the most out of the time I have left (whatever that my be). It is amazing to be able to reflect and then say that I have the treasures money can't buy. There is more wealth in my soul than acres of diamonds and mountains of gold.
Like Paul this morning I can say that for me to live is Christ (I am ready to serve my Lord) and to die is gain (I am ready to meet my Lord when he calls me home). I hope these words will stir your soul as they have mine.