You get perspective on what’s really important in your life when you go through tragedy.
While I was traveling last week I went through the Denver airport (before the shooting). While standing in line at security and there was this couple in front of me both wearing the same blue shirt that said “Billy Graham Crisis Response Team.” So I had to ask.
We had the best conversation in of all places the airport security line.
They were in town helping the people that lost their homes in the wildfires. She spent the week going through the ashes of a family’s home that had burnt to the ground. They found the mom’s wedding ring. She said, you would have though that miraculously everything she lost had been returned to her because she was so elated to find her ring.
Just goes to show. The perspective you get when all is lost.
Life’s not about the stuff we work so hard to accumulate, it’s about the relationships.
Side Note: After our talk we shared about our personal lives and restoration. It was a second marriage for both of them. After going through a rough time, they found each other and in retirement decided to serve God with Billy Graham. We prayed together right there in airport security. I told her, I want to be just like you when I grow up!