Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)
“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.
It is December 14th. I just finished preparing the Worship attendance chart for 2012 for our ushers, and the above text came to mind. What probably prompted the thought was the ‘visual effect’ of marking next year Sunday by Sunday, then thinking about the swift passage of time. How much of our lives do we spend storing up that which will vanish into dust and how much storing up that treasure which is eternal?
Note the extremely important sequence of the last sentence in the passage; our hearts follow our treasure. What we value seems to determine the value and location of our heart.
Merry Christmas and Holy New Year!