THE AUTHOR IS NOT KNOWN. IT WAS FOUND IN THE BILLFOLD OF COACH PAUL BEAR BRYANT, ALABAMA, AFTER HE DIED IN 1982
There is a caveat to this message. I will elaborate after you read it.
Imagine that you had won the Following *PRIZE* in a contest:
Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 In your private account for your use. However, this prize has Rules:
The set of Rules:
1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
3. You may only spend It.
4. Each morning upon awakening, The bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that Day.
5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time, it can say, Game Over!” It can close the account – And you will not receive a new one.
What would you personally Do?
You would buy anything and Everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?
ACTUALLY, This GAME is REAL… Shocked ??? YES!
Each of us is already a winner Of this *PRIZE*. We just can’t seem to see it.
The PRIZE is *TIME*
1. Each morning we awaken to Receive 86,400 seconds As a gift of Life.
2. And when we go to sleep at Night, any remaining time is not credited to us.
3. What we haven’t used up that Day is forever lost.
4. Yesterday is forever Gone.
5. Each morning the account is Refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING…
SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?
Those seconds are worth so much More than the same amount in dollars.
Think about it and remember to Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than You think.
So take care of yourself, be Happy, love deeply and enjoy life!
Here’s wishing you a wonderful – And beautiful day.
Now for the caveat: some will receive this with great Joy, while others will not receive it at all, just as it is stated.
God has called you to an eternal existence in reality the seconds are not meant to end. This world is not your home, it is in a sense a test of sorts. What you do with this time in the way of investment or waste will effect your eternity. Jesus has this to say.
12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
Revelation 22:12 NASB
Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 3:3 NASB
John who recorded this saying of Jesus said concerning Him:
There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 1:9-13 NASB
So how is one born again in order to see the kingdom of God? You cannot of course create this birth of your own will, but you must believe In Him because this birth is from God, who offers to create it in you in your inner man to change you into a new creature, one who will walk in faith and trust in your creator. Jesus died in your place for your sins that you would not have to be destroyed in Hell for these sins. Study His word, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
Show your Love for Him with some of your seconds each day and He will give you a sometimes trying but an abundant life with those seconds remaining while you are on this earth and an amazing eternal life to come.
The message found in Bear Bryant’s wallet was sent to me by a dear friend Ernie Barnhart. Thanks Ernie.