Within the boundaries of the United States there are 2,260,994,361, and I own one of them. I have considered giving it up. It would be pretty easy to do; lots of folks would want it. However, I don’t know that very many would put the value on it that I put on it. Chances are really great that I will never own one again if I give mine up. I try to convince myself that I will be just as happy with one in Heaven but …I don’t know….seeing is believing, you know! And I can pull out the contract for my one acre, see that it is properly documented—and, yes, it belongs to me! Right here I sit right in the middle of it, in a house, in a suburb, in a city, in a state, in the USA. But…how secure it is really?
In this day of self-sufficiency, women’s equality, and “anybody-can-do-it” if they just try hard enough, it is not politically correct for a woman to be dependent—to be relying on Him –I guess, whether Him is a man or Him is God.
Anyway I am back to that point in this discussion about the security of my one little acre. Of course, everybody agrees I should have insurance in case the house burns, but how can you secure an acre of ground. I guess there would be a way, but I don’t know it. My acre is not on a coast line where it might wash away. There is no mountain to fall on it. An earthquake big enough to take away my acre is highly unlikely. Being seized for mineral rights, oil rights, or water rights—don’t think so. How about an oil spill right out of the ground? Not likely, but I might be interested!
So, what else? Isn’t it secure? How would I ever lose it? Would it ever be called on for eminent domain? Possibly. Can I be placed in a situation where I would borrow money on it and lose it to some money lender? Possibly. Is it possible that my government would become socialist or some other form whereby they could take it away from me? Possibly. Is it possible I might be told to scoot all my belonging over on one side of the acre so others could live on the land with me? Possibly. Could it be possible to move me into a care facility and turn my land to medicare for taking over my care? Possibly.
So these questions show me big time that I’m not big enough, smart enough, rich enough, strong enough to choose to be independent. About the only thing that secures me is that I’m old enough that those things are not likely to happen before I leave this acre! That’s not a very pleasant way of escape! Maybe I ought to give more thought to that acre in Heaven!
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