Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Treasure Trove

19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Matthew 6:19-21

Thinking through this...brought some questions to my mind.

What does heaven treasure?
Are there treasures that can never be taken away? If so, what are they?
What treasures can be taken away?
What happens when treasures are taken away?
If my heart is attached to a treasure, what happens to it when the treasure is destroyed? Is my heart destroyed too?
Was my heart made to treasure anything on this green earth? If so, what?

I don't have all the answers , but I know I've felt directed to make what heaven treasures the things that I treasure.

I've also thought about those things that can't be taken away from me. I think nobody can take away love or joy. People can take away my clothes. People can take away my legs. People can take away my computer. People can take away my reputation. But nobody can take love from someone.

So, I think that heaven treasures love. I think the heavenly treasure trove is loaded with love, with joy, with peace, with freedom. I want to be like Uncle Scrooge in Duck Tales, when he dives into his piles of gold. I want to dive into the heavenly piles...and unlike Scrooge I want to bring others into it...

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