The Cloud Prt 2
Someone asked John D. Rockefeller, ‘How much money does it take to satisfy a man?’ Rockefeller replied, ‘Just a little bit more than he has.’
The hoarder has already lost his wealth in his mind. He always thinks that other hoarders are after it
for we do not leave this world empty, but carry with us our character and integrity
In 1831, Cyrus McCormick, an American farmer, invented a mechanical harvester. Six years later he went bankrupt. He lost his farm and everything he owned was put up for sale, with the exception of one item—his recent invention—which was deemed to be worthless by his creditors. In 1840 it went on sale, making him a multi-millionaire! But McCormick saw the need for a greater harvest and used part of his fortune to promote the evangelistic ministry of D. L. Moody.
The last will and testament of H. J. Heinz sums it up well: ‘Looking forward to the time when my earthly career shall end, I desire to set forth at the very beginning of this will, as the most important thing in it, a confession of my faith in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour; I also desire to bear witness to the fact that throughout my life, in which were the usual joys and sorrows, I have been wonderfully sustained by my faith in God. To him I attribute any success I may have obtained during my lifetime.’