Life lessons

A young man once had it all, a loving father, a nice estate to live in, and a well-paying job.

A young man once had it all, a loving father, a nice estate to live in, and a well-paying job. Yet there was always something missing. The big pay cheque, the good times and all the beautiful things still only gave him a temporary feeling of contentment. So the search continued…bigger houses, more friends, and larger bank accounts.

One day he woke up and found that his whole life had passed him by. The entire here today and gone tomorrow stuff was nothing more than chasing after the wind.

He came to a realization that it wasn’t a 4.0 GPA, or the right to own a fire arm or whether a person eats meat or not that really makes a lasting difference in a person’s life. No matter what, give thanks for God’s blessings in the good times, and especially in the difficult times, because it’s during these trials of life that true godly character is developed.

After all, it wasn’t the prodigal son who didn’t go in to the banquet; it was the hard-working son who did all the right things but held bitterness and jealousy in his heart towards his own brother.

College degrees, cable TV, food and fire arms all pass away with use. As Christians, we are to encourage each other to dwell on the things that build up. bring together and unite. After all, in Heaven, there will be neither conservative nor liberal, only forgiven.

David G. Petrie

Vernon

 

Just Posted

Power out in large part of Vernon

Power went down around 4:30 p.m. in the middle of the city

Vernon pageant participant heads stateside

Samantha Sewell will represent North America at Miss Royalty International in Milwaukee

Vernon summer mural tours start with new guides

The mural tours started on June 28 and will run until Sept. 27

PHOTOS: Armstrong MetalFest rocks Hassen

Big crowds gather for popular two-day annual heavy metal music festival

UPDATED: Lane closed after fatal collision on Highway 97 east of Falkland

A man in his 60s is dead after a single vehicle crash on July 15

VIDEO: Okanagan Valley weekday weather update

Environment Canada says it’s going to be a rainy week

UPDATE: Youth seen with gun at Nanaimo mall, suspect now in custody

Woodgrove Centre shut down during police incident

B.C. man dies from rabies after contact with Vancouver Island bat

Last known case of human rabies in B.C. was 16 years ago

Crown recommends up to two-year jail term for former Bountiful leader

Crown says sentence range should be 18 months to two years for Bountiful child removal case

B.C.-wide police efforts identify Vancouver Island robbery suspect

Warrant issued for arrest of North Vancouver man for TD Bank robbery

VIDEO: Wolf spotted swimming ashore on northern Vancouver Island

Island wolf population estimated at under 150 in 2008, says VI-Wilds

B.C. couple bring son home from Nigeria after long adoption delay

Kim and Clark Moran of Abbotsford spent almost a year waiting to finalize adoption of Ayo, 3

UPDATE: special council meeting set for Wednesday, Basran in talks with province

Opponents of McCurdy house says she won’t ‘relinquish possession’ of more than 14,000 names

Private viewing for Elijah-lain Beauregard to be held in Penticton

Afterwards, there will be a celebration of life next to the Okanagan Lake,

Most Read