Welcome to my Chronicles, Journey, Thoughts, and Insights. In this blog I write primarily, but not limited to spirituality and ministry! My name is Greg. I am a follower of Christ, telling and teaching others to be Christ's followers. I first stood behind the pulpit at age 12. At age 17, following my conversion, I preached my first evangelistic sermon. I became a pastor at age 25 and became a missionary at age 32.
Sometime ago, I was listening to my most favorite motivational speaker, Les Brown and heard these fascinating words I will never forget:
“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream.”
Wow! The Graveyard is the richest place on earth! After hearing this, I asked Mr. Google and found another similar quote made by Pastor Myles Munroe.
"What is the richest place on earth?
This place of endless riches is not in the Middle East, where there’s rich black gold buried deep beneath the Earth’s surface—nor is this place in South Africa where there is a plethora of diamond mines. The wealthiest place in the world is a cemetery. Now one would ask, “For what justifiable reason is the wealthiest place in the world a cemetery?” Simply put, in a cemetery, you fill find that there are books that were never written. There are songs that were never sung. There are ideas that were never acted upon-dreams that were long forgotten. If one were to die today, then what ideas and what aspirations would die with him or her?" Read the source here: This is the Richest Place on Earth
If the cemetery is the richest place on earth, then why don't we go look for those buried treasure? Well, it's the riches place but the treasure cannot be recovered, it cannot be dug; it can only be prevented. Only in this life, the wealth can be utilized!
In Cambodia though, this is not pretty applicable because they don't have graveyard; they cremate and kept the ash of their dead loved ones. Nonetheless, the principle still applies.