“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 neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:18-21
I always thought these words that Jesus spoke referred to money, but recently I realized it is more about my heart and what I treasure. When our children were young, I made myself a banner that said, “Will it really matter in eternity?” It helped me with perspective. 2020 has also given me perspective.
I heard once that the only thing we will take with us when we leave this world are eternal things like the Word of God and those we have shared the good news with. The delightful thing about being a grandparent is finally understanding what should be a treasure and what shouldn’t.
Life is so fragile. It is a gift and none of us know how long we have. I survived a pandemic and next month I will turn the same age my father was when he left this world. It’s a sobering thing.
This picture of our grandchildren we have called, “Our Treasures”. That is where our heart is, handing down the legacy that was handed to us. It’s the simple good news that Jesus offers abundant life and calls us to love God and love others. We pray daily for each one of our six children and their spouses and their children. We have seen God answer so many prayers over the years and we believe He will continue to do so. I recently read that prayers are eternal and continue long after we are gone. That’s a comforting thought. Let us know how we might pray for you. It would be our privilege.
Dancing with one of our treasures named Cassidy Lynne