Wednesday, May 1, 2013

$2600 Dollars and All I Got Was This Rasta Banana

"Henry Gribbohm says he lost his life savings, $2600, on a carnival game. And all he has to show for it is this stuffed banana with dreadlocks." That is probably the greatest line to ever be said on a news cast. Ever!

When I watched this video the only thing that crossed my mind was that this guy is an idiot. I can totally understand spending $2600 on a carnival game, but he looks so stupid walking around town with that banana....... Ok I'm kidding. This guy is the definition of a fool. What kind of person doesn't KNOW carnival games are rigged. When you ride the sky line ride over the fair, look down at the basketball hoops. They are shaped like toilet seats, and I mean the long handicap type.

I don't know what else he was going to spend that money on, but I can tell you almost anything would be a better investment than a carnival game. He says he was trying to win an Xbox Kinect. Those can be found new for $100. With $2600 he could probably build a Kinect self-navigating hover robot. Worth it!

We laugh, and to be honest, it's pretty funny (you can't make the rasta banana thing up!). But every day we waist our greatest resource on a carnival game called: Crazy. You've been given a limited amount days on Earth. The psalmist urges us to "number our days carefully
so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts."
  • Every day you get 1440 minutes
  • In a lifetime you'll get 27,375 days
  • That equals about 2,190,000 heart beats
How are we using the time we've been given? Is our life eaten up by running around like crazy trying to make this practice or do this activity? Maybe work keeps us, or maybe pleasure? Could we honestly say that Christ is the Lord of our time? Anything we make more important than God is an idol. Pay attention to how you're spending the resource of life God has given you. Jesus told us to "seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness..." Yes, that even means that before we make our schedules we need to seek God first.

You're on Earth for a reason. God knows it's not to win dreadlock rasta bananas, but do you? Are you using your resources wisely? Are you seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first? Even with your time?