WOW! I cannot believe how quickly summer is flying! It seems like just yesterday school was out, I was so excited to have a break from the normal routine, the kids were looking forward to summertime, with swimming, birthdays and all the other fun summertime activities they so enjoy.
Now, it’s mid-August, we’ve spent enough time in the water it’s a wonder we’re not all waterlogged(well, at the least the kids), we’re in the midst of birthday fun (Abby was 5 yrs. two weeks ago and Josh will be 8 yrs tomorrow.... OH. MY.GOODNESS….WHERE DID THE TIME GO??!! :) ). School starts in one week. One starts 2nd grade and the other will be in pre-K. I’m just amazed.
Two months ago it felt like summer would be here for SO LONG. And, now… it’s almost gone.
Do you, like me, find yourself having similar thoughts throughout the year? The holidays… they go so fast. The school year… gone before I know it. While I’m in the midst of them some days seem to creep by, but then all of sudden I look up and they are gone!
As I type, it occurs to me that life will always be like this. Maybe that’s one of many reasons why this scripture from the book of Matthew is so very important:
“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. For where your treasures are, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21
Nothing is permanent on this earth. There will always be that “thief” that steals it away…. Even the thief called “time”. It passes quickly. It is over too soon.
Heaven, on the other hand, is eternal. No thief of any kind can EVER take that away from us.
What do you do to make the most of the time we've been given here on earth? How do you enjoy it all, but keep your eyes focused on the things of heaven? How do you store up your treasures in heaven?