Posted on October 25, 2019 by America's Keswick in Victory Call

Matthew 6:19-21
What can I do with a 74 year old check? It’s for $6.00, made out to my mother. She never cashed it, and I can’t! I’ve waited too long.

The story is special, worth more to me than the check. You see, my mother sent my picture into a Gimble’s Department Store baby contest. I was about one year old. I won the contest, and my mom must have been so proud. She hung the photo in a frame with the winning $6.00 check in the corner of the picture. I’ve been going through some of Mom’s “treasures” and there they were. The check was behind the picture. Since Mom is in Heaven, I wasn’t able to ask her why she never cashed the check. I do know it was the year of the “Depression” in 1933. Both the bank and Gimble’s are gone!

I know my mom loved my sister and me, but I also know how much she loved the Lord. She accepted Him into her heart when she was a child and served Him in many ways. Her life verse was Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.”

All her life, as my sister and I grew up, she taught children in Sunday School and loved them all. I was in her class and learned of Jesus. Her friends, and also our friends, were always welcome in our home. I remember I wanted to be like her! What a witness she was! She also visited a home for pregnant teenage girls, and along with her adult Sunday school class brought them God’s Word, love and gifts!

I’m so glad Mom “cashed in” the gift God gave her: John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever beleiveth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Claim that verse, too; accept Jesus into your heart and receive the treasure He promised you – everlasting life!

Written by Dottie Noel: Dottie Noel was the wife of former Chaplain Jack Noel.  She was a wife, mom, and “Mommles” to 7 grandchildren.  Dottie went to be with the Lord in 2011.

Think About This: Through salvation our past has been forgiven, our present is given meaning, and out future is secured. – Rick Warren

The Daily Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 1-2, 1 Timothy 5| You can download our 2019 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.  My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalm 73:25-26

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