People these days talk about their “forever home”. Young couples are out there with a growing family looking for their forever home to bring up their family and then retire into.
So strong is this desire for a “forever home” that I recently saw a large billboard over the freeway, playing right into it. It was from an appliance centre – you know … washing machines, driers, refrigerators.
The caption? Build your forever home today! Apparently, having the right appliances can do that for you. Really? I don’t think so. And yet young folk are looking for that sort of security, older people are looking for their final retirement home … while all along marriages are failing, families are falling apart.
Forever home? What does that even mean? Jesus had quite a different perspective …
Matthew 6:19,20 Don’t save treasures for yourselves here on earth. Moths and rust will destroy them. And thieves can break into your house and steal them. Instead, save your treasures in heaven, where they cannot be destroyed by moths or rust and where thieves cannot break in and steal them.
That’s the truth, isn’t it? There’s no such thing as a “forever home” here on this earth. Any number of things can rob us of that dream. Investing your energies, your very life, in chasing a mirage is just crazy. Completely nuts!
Instead, save your treasures in heaven. What does that mean? Live your life to honour God above all else. To obey Him, to bless Him, to worship Him. Live your life to serve others, to impact their lives with God’s love, to see them ushered into His kingdom so that they can spend eternity with Jesus.
Now that’s an investment in your “forever home” if ever there was one.
And that’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.