Monday, January 16, 2012

Fire & Ice

Written by Sherri Hicks

The day before Christmas I turned on the news. Through my, I was brought to a touching story. When I was watching the nightly news, I was so saddened to hear a story of an entire apartment building that had burned to the ground from faulty electrical wiring. Many families were not only displaced by this tragedy, but they lost everything they owned in the blaze. What struck me the most was an interview with a single, young mother. She stood in front of the news cameras in tears as she told her story. She had worked several jobs at once over the past year to save up enough money to buy each of her kids a bicycle. She had skimped and saved, often giving up the small luxury of a meal out or a coffee so that she could put away enough money for her children’s gifts. To no fault of her own, her entire world of material possessions was gone in the blink of an eye. And even as she stood there crying, she continued to praise God that she and her children made it out of the blaze alive. With nothing more than the clothes on her back, this woman remained resolute in her acknowledgement of what is truly important in life. It’s nothing material within the four walls that we all call home. It is only those things with beating hearts that truly matter.

This is a sponsored guest post, brought to you by DirectSTARTV. The opinions in the post belong to Sherri Hicks and may differ from yours or mine.

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