Imagine, for a moment if you will, God actually asking you: “what reward would you have for your labour?” Perhaps it’s an opportunity to ask for wealth, at least enough to never worry again, or health, enough to stay fit and healthy before dropping dead without noticing at a comfortable old age. Or maybe it’s a chance to ask for the right partner or to request the health and wealth of others? Especially your children. Or world peace! There’s a lot of potential for this one-wish that Thomas Aquinas was handed from the most powerful being in the universe.
What would you do with yours?
“Nothing but you, Lord” said Thomas
Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours? said Solomon. (2 Chr 1:10)
“Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.” Said the Psalmist (PS 16:5)
“I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ” said Paul (Phil 3:8)
What did they know that most of us struggle to understand?
Something rather profound.