Humor me in reading another story from our recent visit to the Kruger Park. Our visit also served as a bridge building opportunity. Not of the physical kind but figuratively. One of my childhood friends work on a farm and I saw him for the first time in over three years. It was wonderful to visit with him and his wife who dated for almost ten years before tying the knot!

He works for a man who has almost everything, in a physical sense that is. Money is no problem. Our friend told us of a recent incident. His boss ordered the latest Mercedes Benz two and a half years ago, and after the long wait it arrived. He ordered our friend to take the old model (also an extremely pricey vehicle) to the closest dealer.

The vehicle needed some repairing.

Because of the nonuse of his car, a family of rats found the stationary vehicle a most comfortable habitation. In order to ‘settle’ in their five star accommodation; they ate their way through hundred yards worth of electric cable.

The dealers fixed the car and returned it with six individually sealed bags. Each one containing a rat – post mortem.

This story is a vivid reenactment of Jesus’ words in Matthew 6: italic additions mine

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth (or rats) and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth (or rats) and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. V19,20