You know the saying:  “He who dies with the most toys wins”?

What are we going to win?  We’re dead!  I read the other day that the saying should really read “He who dies with the most toys……still dies”.

Now there is nothing wrong with “things” and material possessions.  Everyone likes nice things and shiny things!  But if we put all our efforts into material possessions instead of relationships, then we may leave this world with the most stuff …………but will there be anyone left behind that will grieve?   Will there be relationships that are mourning because we are gone?  I certainly hope so.

Relationships are what matters in this world.  To build relationships, we have to give of ourselves – our time, our talents, our money, our love.  We can have things for ourselves and do things for ourselves but life is much better when we have people to share all of those things with.  Relationships are what keeps us going- relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and other Christians.

Jesus is the ultimate example of how to develop relationships.  He had very little material possessions but invested in relationships every day with his 12 closest friends, his family and many strangers.  And He is waiting today to build a relationship with you.  Do you have that relationship with Him?

When we leave this world, it will not matter how much stuff we have.  He who has the most toys will not win…………but He who has the relationship with the One who has it all – then he wins!

Natalie Grant’s song – In The End says it all…………..enjoy!