I now know what’s in my wallet

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Rev. Walter Klockers

For me, the advertising team that represents the Capitol One Credit Card hit a home run.

I love the catch phrase that they use in their commercials: ďWhatís in your wallet?Ē

It begs me to actually look at what I have in my billfold. They want me to seriously consider replacing my current plastic with their card.

Actually, I am satisfied with those that I have, and do not feel the need to change.

Still, that little jingle actually did motivate me to do some gleaning; yesterday I pulled out my wallet and rediscovered a lot of stuff I had in there.

I found a Safeway coupon for Lucerne Butter. Reading the small print, it had expired on June 27, 2017.

Weeks ago, when I was in the checkout line, the woman directly in front gifted me with it. I donít know why. I guess I just had that ďI could use some butter look.Ē (Little did she know Iím lactose intolerant.) I appreciated her kindness, told her ďthank you, and placed it in my wallet. Yesterday, I had to throw it away. It was no longer good.

My fishing license was also in my wallet. It expired on the last day of March. I cast that out as well. It too was no longer good.

Turns out, I had quite a few things in there that expired. I tossed them all.

What remains are important and up to date items, like my driverís license, credit and membership cards.

Iím one of those people who rarely carry cash ó unless Iím going to get my hair clipped at the Broadway Barber Shop or attend our local Kiwanis meeting and wish to give some ďhappy bucks.Ē

So, whatís in my wallet? Well, right now, up to date, good and important things.

In my lifetime, Iíve gone through several Bibles. So, whatís in my Bible?

It is well marked with lots of ink and a rainbow of bright highlighter colors. Some folks would never dream of doing such a thing. I would have it no other way.

I view this as an advantage when I read again these chapters and verses.

True, I may view them differently because my life situation may have changed. However, the promises of the Gospel never go out of date.

That is whatís in my Bible. Whatís in yours?

Walter is pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and has served as parish pastor for more than 25 years.

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