"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Treasures

Matthew 6:19 - 21   "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

 In our materialistic culture, it's obvious where people put their focus. They spend most of their time acquiring things. They treasure these things that take their time and their money to accumulate.

Maybe they don't realize that these earthly possessions are just that - earthly.  As Christians, we know that earthly treasures can be lost, destroyed, or stolen. But eternal treasures cannot. They last forever, and we should be diligent in storing them up.

Homeschooling my children takes up alot of my time. I have to forgo many opportunities in order to homeschool.  Learning to quilt, spending more time reading, etc. are things that I just don't have time for.

But these things aren't important to me anyway, because they aren't where my heart is. My treasures are my children and grandchildren. There is no earthly possession worth more than their souls. Their salvation is worth far more than I could ever put a price tag on.

Some people believe that you can't take anything with you when you leave this earth. I disagree.

I can take my children and grandchildren with me.

They are my treasures, and that is where I put my heart.