26 Dec The Stash
Our motorcycle helmets are stored high on a shelf in the garage. It has been a few years since we wore them but I was still surprised when I took one down and was instantly showered with birdseed. “Oh, no,” I thought. “A mouse has a home in one and it has to be smelly and ruined.” However, much to my added surprise, even though a good quart of seed came out, the helmet had not been chewed up, it did not stink and there was no mouse nest. Apparently some industrious little guy, who lives somewhere else, had a private stash just in case the bag of birdseed in the corner went empty.
How could I not but think of Jesus’ comment in the Sermon on the Mount? “Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. Instead, store up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust don’t destroy and thieves don’t break in and steal.”
In this particular case I was the thief. I broke in and destroyed his cache. It is impossible to have a totally destruction proof place for one’s belongings. I lived in a country where people buried large sums of money to keep it from the government. The government merely changed its currency and all the buried money was instantly useless.
The only thing we can store and keep is God’s Word in our hearts. That is the most valued thing in the universe and no one can snatch that away. So be rich. Memorize, store God’s Word in your mind
Written by Roger Bothwell on July 11, 2008
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