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Tomorrow is tax day. The day no one can avoid. Because the two things in this world you can count on are death and taxes.
Jesus pointed out that eternal truth when he said: "Give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s." Mark 12:16-18
So tomorrow we give what is due to our 21st century Caesar; aka the Internal Revenue Service. From there it will be dolled out to the myriad of governmental agencies we have empowered.
What remains is for us to give to God what is God’s. Fortunately, everything already belongs to God. Including us. For those of us who follow Christ, that means when that other unavoidable event occurs—death—we get to spend eternity in paradise. It’s unavoidable. And it’s good! We give back to God the things that are God’s—us.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we recognize that everything in this world belongs to you. We are especially grateful that we belong to you; that you call us your children because of Jesus. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Is tax day especially painful for you?