As I have watched time come and go, a term from a wonderful minister in Hawaii, Wayne Corderio, has made a great impact on my understanding of really what we are trying to do for eternity's sake... Develop "Eternal Currency".
We all think that we lay up treasures in Heaven, but the only thing that really matters in eternity, is people. People are the treasures, the currency of heaven that will bring dividends. As we touch, love and serve people here on this earth, in however we view it's imperfections, we only have a short time to do the work of the ministry... in serving we point them to Christ. I look at this picture of myself as a little boy and have watched 60 plus years come and go so fast, I remember the times that someone stopped and spoke the words of hope to me... I want to deposit into others words of hope that will cause the Master to rejoice as He sees His treasures being released to bring a deposit of destiny into another life!