Temporary Blessings

Dear friends and family,
It’s looking like a great spring day here. I wonder if we might be past the danger of frost? Everyone seems to be outside, getting the things done we looked forward to all winter. I’m pretty sure that by fall, we’ll be ready to put away those lawn mowers and other tools for another season.
Yesterday was Mother’s Day. I trust you took the time to honor your mothers properly, and to honor the memories of those moms who are no longer with us. I remember my own mother saying “every day is Mother’s day.” I’m not sure that was a positive statement…
Also, congratulations to all those who graduated from high school and college these last few weekends. May you look to the Lord for his guidance, as you travel down the path of life.
Here is a thought that came to me a few days ago: After my mom’s funeral service, there were several arrangement of flowers left at the church. I really do like flowers, and Milrae spent quite a bit of time taking out the wilted ones, and rearranging the rest, so they might look nice as long as possible. However, as I watched them wilt and fade, I couldn’t help thinking of the words of scripture.
From Isaiah 40:8… “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.” As we try to keep these things looking nice, we know that at the end they are temporary, at best. That is why Jesus instructed his followers to store up treasure in heaven. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19-20).
It is good to remember that the things of this earth are temporary, but the things of heaven are eternal. Let’s be about storing up treasures in heaven, while we enjoy the temporary blessings here.

Just thinking,
Pastor Jerry

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Daien on May 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Hey like your blog. Can’t wait till I have more time to explore.


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