I opened my mailbox today to find out that none other than Tobin Smith has written to me! I felt I should somehow be very excited about this, except I did not know who Tobin Smith was, and I could not recall ever having written to him. No matter!
I opened the envelope to see in LARGE BOLD LETTERS that a secret breakthrough has been revealed. My first thoughts being somewhere along the lines of "so much for the secret". The paragraph continued using really energetic sounding words like "unprecedented" which is much the same as precedented, only not so much. I had not even opened the brochure from Mr. Tobin Smith when a letter fell out. At the top of the letter was a note that said, "From The Desk Of Tobin Smith" and I knew right away that either this man had a well educated desk, or that this letter was somehow more important than letters say, from the dining room table.
The outside of the envelope bearing my name, now revealed itself to contain a more personalized letter titled "Dear Trend-Conscious Investor" which is not at all how my name is spelled. I'm thinking at this point the envelope labeling person and the letter writing person were probably not one in the same, and quickly I have determined that this letter, and I am so disappointed to come to this conclusion, is quite probably in fact, (it pains me to say this), NOT from Mr. Tobin Smith.
Like many other "Trend-Conscious Investors" out there, I filed the letter respectfully in the wastebasket. I do not take such things seriously, and I also do not think Mr. Tobin Smith will be too disappointed if he doesn't hear back from me any time soon.
However, there is an Investor that has written to all of us, and it's not "junk mail" either. The Letter has been around for a long time, and the Investment He made was quite substantial. You see, in very clear language, the Bible tells us in John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
You see, when it came to investing in the salvation of all mankind, God made quite an investment, and as Christians, we are the return on His investment. Furthermore, we have been given the awesome opportunity to invest ourselves in this opportunity, for we were given a Great Commission - "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel, to every creature." (Makr 16:15)
That is an investment we should all consider very seriously.