Keeping Your Valuables Safe

Mighty trees were pushed over like matchsticks. Homes had planks placed beneath their foundations and hauled away. Mountains of earth and massive chunks of concrete were moved like children’s building blocks. All was being done to make way for a major road widening.

One day while caught in traffic near the construction, I noticed something that was requiring considerable effort to move. I had noticed it sitting there for days, as if they were saving the toughest job for last. It looked to me like a large concrete walled room. What was it I wondered? Ah ha! That is where the bank used to be, so that must be a vault! Of course it would be hard to move. It was built that way. It was the place that guarded the valuables of the customers.

Driving on, I CONSIDERED the things I valued- the love of my family, my faith in Jesus Christ, wonderful friends, my health, the means to support my family, a home to live in, and my work for the Lord. As I drove, I continued to mentally name all of the “valuables” I have. Some are temporary; they will pass away or change. Some, the most important ones, will last forever. As I saw that bank vault being crushed in, I prayed that the place I store my valuables will never be destroyed.

Jesus said “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.” (Matthew 6: 19-21)

Rev. Wendell Mettey
Revised 9/3/2013

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