$2,679.001 is a Lot for a Steak Dinner
Shep Jphnson
Sunday, June 18, 2017

“An anonymous fan of Warren Buffett agreed to pay $2,679,001 at an online charity auction to have lunch with the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.  The money will go to Glide, a San Francisco charity that provides food, health care and other services to the homeless, the impoverished, and people struggling with substance abuse. The successful bidder and up to seven friends will dine with Buffett at the Smith & Wollensky steak house in Manhattan. All topics are fair game apart from where Buffett will invest next.  Warren Buffett, 86, is the world’s fourth-richest person, worth $76.2 billion according to Forbes magazine.”

  That’s a lot of money for a steak dinner.  Imagine having to pay almost $2.7 million for the privilege of having lunch with Warren Buffet.  We truly live in a celebrity crazed culture which is infatuated with business tycoons, sports superstars, and entertainers. 

  So who would you like to join for lunch?  Kirby Smart?  President Donald Trump?  Oprah Winfrey?  Alice Walton (the richest woman in the United States)?  Perhaps a famous athlete?

Here’s an idea.  Why not have lunch with Jesus Christ?  All you need is a sandwich, a glass of iced tea, and your Bible. 

  In Revelation 3:20 (NASB95) Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.”  In 1 Corinthians 1:9 (NASB95) we read, “God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”  In Matthew 28:20 (ESV) Jesus said, “ ... behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

  Through the Scriptures you and I have the words of Christ.

Through His salvation you and I have the presence of Christ.

And through prayer in His blessed name you and I have the power of Christ.

As our songwriters have written;

  “What a fellowship, what a joy divine, Leaning on the

  everlasting arms;

  What a blessedness, what a peace is mine, Leaning on the

  everlasting arms.”

  - Elisha Hoffman

  “I must tell Jesus all of my trials, I cannot bear these

  burdens alone;

  In my distress He kindly will help me, He ever loves and

  cares for His own.

  I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus! I cannot bear my

  burdens alone;

  I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!  Jesus can help me,

  Jesus alone.”

  - Elisha Hoffman

  “Are you weary, are you heavyhearted?  Tell it to Jesus,

  Tell it to Jesus;

  Are you grieving over joys departed? Tell it to Jesus alone.

  Tell it to Jesus, tell it to Jesus, He is a friend that’s well-

  known;

  You’ve no other such a friend or brother, Tell it to Jesus

  alone.” 

- Jeremiah Rankin

Have lunch with Jesus this week; it’s priceless and it’s free.

  Brother Shep

1http://fortune.com/2017/06/10/warren-buffet-charity-lunch/