Sunday, July 6, 2014
Wheeler wasn't much more than a few homes, the Wheeler Equity Exchange, and some dilapidated old buildings.
It used to have a post office, but that was closed in 1988, a little less than 100 years after first opening.
It's sad to think about how these old buildings -- once cozy homes, profitable stores, or secure barns -- have decayed and become liabilities rather than the assets they once were. I guess it's also good to remember that everyone's hopes, plans, and dreams are temporal. One day, sooner than we'd like to admit, we will go the same way as these old buildings did.
I'm reminded of John 6:27: "Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."