The story is told of an experiment that took place in a classroom filled with grade school children. The gentleman in front of the room had a pocket full of quarters which he was offering to give each child. They could take the quarter now or a dollar the next day. The delighted children lined up to receive their quarter. It looked obvious to the children that the wise choice was the quarter. They didn’t understand denying self now for a greater reward later. What’s harder to understand is why adults mimic the same behavior as a child toward life. The world is full of people opting for immediate gratification when waiting will bring greater rewards in the future. Think about that for a minute. What can the world offer that is richer, more powerful, than what Jesus is offering? To those who wait the reward exceeds expectations. They either don’t believe it’s real, or they just want their quarter now.