Have you been watching all the stuff about Michael Jackson on the news? It has me thinking about some things I want to share:
—We know his Thriller album went platinum 100 times. (That means it sold 100 million copies worldwide. When a record goes gold, it has sold over 500,000 copies. That's good, but it's not great . . . like platinum.)
Because I've always thought gold was great, I did some research on platinum and have discovered that platinum is waaaay better than gold!
• Platinum is one of the most precious metals known to man. It's more precious than silver, and it's rarer than gold!
• King Louis XV of 18th century France, declared that platinum was the only metal fit for a king. And now . . . a thousand years later, platinum is still considered the most exclusive of all jewelry metals.
• Platinum is rare; 30 times rarer than gold! And it's found in very few places throughout the world.
• Platinum is really tough to mine. Get this: It's a difficult and extremely time-consuming process. In fact, 10 tons of ore have to be mined and processed to get one single ounce of finished platinum!
So here's what I'm thinking: I don't want to settle for a gold relationship with Jesus Christ. Many folks have gold. Though it's beautiful and worth some money, imagine how richer their lives would be if they had platinum instead.
Let's challenge ourselves to GO PLATINUM in our relationship with Christ. How do we GET a platinum relationship with Him? It may be a difficult and time-consuming process.
I have a few ideas, but I'd like to hear what you're thinking first. After hearing from you, I'll post how I believe we can GO PLATINUM with Christ!
Susie Shellenberger, Editor