December 6th, 2015
One beautiful May afternoon, not long after we moved into our new home, it was broken into. Someone just kicked in our front door. Neighbors saw a car and someone approach our house, but thought nothing unusual was happening. The burglar tossed our bedroom, destroyed a side table, and stole a few inexpensive, but sentimentally precious, items. I arrived home to find the door open. The police were called, reports were filed, but nothing was ever recovered. The door was soon repaired, and a security system installed. We have had no further problems. “Perhaps,” I told my wife, “Word has spread that we don’t have anything worth stealing!”
Jesus taught us, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21). We need to be reminded from time to time that our greatest treasure is fully secure.
Author: Duane Brush