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Fifty Years Looking Down

"A young man once found a five dollar bill on the street," says William Feather, a well-known writer. "From that time on he never lifted his eyes when walking. In the course of years he accumulated 29,516 buttons, 54,172 pins, twelve cents, a bent back, and a miserly disposition.

"He lost the glory of the sunlight, the sheen of the stars, the smiles of friends, tree blossoms in spring, blue skies, and the entire joy of living."

This man is not the only one, however, who has suffered loss because of looking down. How many have looked in vain to this earth for satisfaction, pleasure, wealth and happiness but have never looked up to God? How many have laid up treasure on earth but have neglected the salvation of their precious soul! How many have meant to be saved sometime but have gone into eternity without knowing the Saviour!

The Scripture says: "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:36). The most important step one can make in life is looking to God by faith and trusting His Son as personal Saviour!

—Selected. Reprinted from an earlier edition of "Moments For You."