I like your watch.

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Cameron casually walked down the main street at his university.  As Ian passed him, the two paused for polite conversation. Ian casually commented, “I like your watch.” Cameron looked down at the watch and replied,

“Yeah, me too.  Do you want it?”

Ian stood stunned. Cameron unstrapped from his wrist the new watch that he had recently received as a gift.  He began to strap it to Ian’s wrist.  Ian was stunned, he tried to stop what was happening. The watch traded ownership.

Ian reflects, “I thanked him again and tried to give it back but he insisted and kept walking.”  Both the men continued on their way.  Ian wore the watch for the rest of college, telling anyone who complimented his watch the story. He recently passed the watch onto his brother.

 

Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

 

What possessions are you holding too tightly?

Why do we hesitate in moments where we are able to give?