A Weekly Devotional
from Steve Higginbotham
Much Did It Cost?
by Steve Higginbotham
November 27, 2008
What's the matter with people? Yesterday morning, over 2000 shoppers gathered outside a Wal-Mart in Valley Stream, New York. They were waiting for the doors to open at 5:00 a.m. At 4:55 a.m. they could be held back no longer. The crowd had become a "mob" and pushed and pounded against the glass doors. Finally, the doors gave way. However, inside was a 34-year-old Wal-Mart employee who stood in the way of the mob and was trampled to death.
In spite of the fact that the front of the store was destroyed, one man lay dead on the floor, and others injured, the people who caused this destruction went on with their shopping as if nothing had happened. When a semblance of order was restored, the shoppers were told to leave due to the death of an employee, but some shoppers replied by saying, "I've been in line since yesterday morning," and just the continued to shop for their bargains. Police finally had to remove the shoppers. -- Amazing!
All I can say is that I hope some innocent little child doesn't look up at his mommy or daddy this Christmas, and ask them how much his present cost.
"Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses" (Luke 12:15).
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