Where Is Your Treasure?

holding-hands-2600576__480My husband and I flew to Vermont last week to see his mom and stepdad.  It made me uneasy, as I am an unenthusiastic flyer.  I sometimes wonder if at least part of the reason for this is that my grandfather died in a plane crash, and although it occurred before I was born, I witnessed the hole it left in the hearts of his (my) family.  So although flying is statistically a safe form of travel, it can make me fearful.  Some may think that a Christian should not be subject to these feelings since they believe that God has their back and in the end, will be with Him anyway, but the feelings are a result of our humanness, and although I believe that God would prefer we trust Him in every situation, I know that He also has compassion on us in our weaknesses.  My husband often says that once we move beyond this life and are with God, we won’t have a care in the world, and that it’s toughest for the people here who mourn our passing.  I do agree.  When we are in God’s presence, we will be completely content.  The Bible verse I read on the morning of the flight encourages people to “store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy” (Matthew 6:20).  It reminded me that if what we value most is our eternal life with God, then our hearts can rest more easily when we are doing things that make us afraid.  Like flying, for instance.  I’m glad that God calls us to Himself through Jesus, not only so we have our eternal home with Him, but so we can also experience the comfort of knowing Him as we walk (or fly) to each new destination in this life.

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