“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.” (Matthew 6:19-20)
I came across this viral internet quote addressing the meaning of life, from the perspective of one near the end of their life.
“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.
However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.
At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.
In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of God of death drawing closer …
Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth …
Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost — Life.
Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.
Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends.”
As Christians, we look to the words of Jesus who also admonished us to not tightly hold on to material possessions, but to accumulate treasures in heaven. “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21). God longs for our hearts and he longs to commune with us eternally. That is the reason he sacrificed His own life through Jesus to break the divide that sin brought. Let us remain mindful that our present circumstances are not our ultimate destination.
Quote of the Day: “My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” – Billy Graham
Prayer of the Day: Dear Lord, I pray for myself and all my friends that we would daily refocus our minds on you and store our treasures in heaven, where we will soon share a home with you.