Saturday, December 13, 2008

Treasures...

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21

My daughter's best friend had her house broken into and thieves stole all their Christmas gifts, social security cards, laptop, spare car keys, jewelry, etc. It's such a shame, but that type of thing always happens at Christmas. One of the things stolen was a pair of pearl earrings, the last gift given to her by her late grandfather. Those kinds of things cannot be replaced. Sure, a pair of earrings can be bought to take it's place, but the memory of the giver can never be bought. The treasures we receive here on this earth are only temporary. Our real treasure is in heaven. Christ is our greatest treasure. We are God's treasure and His heart is with us. If our treasure is truly in heaven, our thoughts, feelings, and mind are with Christ. Where is your treasure?

Father, I thank You for this day and the greatest gift anyone could receive...Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You for the reason for the season. No matter what gifts I may give or receive this Christmas, I know where my true treasure is...in heaven. I love You, Lord. Amen and amen.

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