Stradivarius in the Trash

A three hundred year old Stradivarius cello belonging to the principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic was stolen recently after he accidentally left it outside his home and a man on a bike grabbed it. After 12 days, the three-and-a-half million-dollar instrument was recovered when a nurse, who’d picked it up by a trash bin, heard a news report of the missing instrument. She told reporters she had talked to a carpenter friend about converting it into a CD holder.

Sometimes we don’t realize the value of what we have. That’s the way it often is with our time. How many wealthy people reach the end of life and would gladly pay $3.5 million for an extension, while younger people in perfect health squander their opportunities worse than someone who would make a CD holder from a Stradivarius.

The Bible teaches we will give an account some day for our time. Begin preparing for that event today by redeeming 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.

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