I’ve never seen a U-Haul following a hearse, have you? The answer to this question serves to remind us that “you can’t take it with you.” Jesus said it this way, “Do not store up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21).

As we pursue Christ and his priorities in the world let our hearts be inclined toward generous living and giving. An investment in Christ’s work in the world yields heavenly dividends. For several years MasterCard conducted an advertising campaign that highlighted the costs associated with a “priceless” experience. You might be familiar with one commercial that shows a father and son on an outing to a major league baseball game. The commercial tallies the day’s expenses and concludes that the experience that the father purchased is “priceless”, it then adds “there are some things money can’t buy, but for everything else there is MasterCard.”

At last Sunday’s service we were reminded that our investments in Christ’s priorities at Alaska Christian College are “priceless” in heaven’s economy. The generous gifts made to the college by our congregation yield hope for students whose lives are being transformed by the power of the Gospel. Yes, there are things money can’t buy. Some things only God can make possible; hope is one of them. God is using your generosity to make a transforming walk with Jesus a reality in the lives of students from native villages in Alaska. Priceless!