On August 20, 1911 a penniless house painter hid in an obscure room at the Louvre art museum in Paris. The next morning when the museum was closed he slipped into the room where the Mona Lisa was kept. He took it to a nearby staircase, cut it from its frame, and walked out with the world’s most valuable art object under his cape.
The first attendant to spot the space on the wall assumed it had been taken down to be photographed. Another thought its removal was a security precaution. A third was discovered asleep on the job. It took 24 hours before anyone realized the painting had been stolen.
It’s amazing that something so valuable could be stolen so easily. It’s also amazing that the museum didn’t even realize their most valuable and irreplaceable asset had been stolen.
God has given you a valuable and irreplaceable asset- your time. Many people don’t even realize how much time Satan is stealing from them each day. Lets be vigilant today to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.