You’ve got to admit, if you saw the rock pictured in the photo laying on the ground, you’d probably pick it up. There would be a “it’s too good to be true” hope you had found a valuable piece of gold. Later on, unfortunately, you would discover your gem was only pyrite, which is commonly called Fools’ Gold. Pyrite is deceptive. It certainly does look like the real thing. The problem is, it isn’t.
We chase after all sorts of things in life which we think are important. But they are pyrite priorities. We’re all familiar with them: money, power, pleasure and status. Every day we get blasted with their appeals as we stare at our screens. Yet, as with pyrite, our culture’s neon gods aren’t the real thing, they are fakes. They cannot satisfy even at the present and have no meaning whatsoever in eternity.
The most valuable thing you can have in life is to be called a child of God. And that is why the most important thing you can ask for in prayer is that you honor as most precious God’s name. And that is exactly what we ask for each time we say in the Lord’s Prayer “Hallowed be your Name.”
If you are looking for the real thing instead of just flashy counterfeits, join us for one of our worship services this weekend as we study the words “Hallowed be your Name” from the Lord’s Prayer.
New worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm; Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am.