Today’s Scripture Reading: Mark 13:1-23, Matthew 24:1-25, Luke 21:5-24, Mark 13:24-31, Matthew 24:26-35, Luke 21:25-33
My oldest and most precious material possessions are my antique dining room table, china cabinet, buffet, and my piano. All are over a hundred years old. All were bought by my parents when I was a little girl. When I look at these “things” my mind is filled with great memories of my childhood with my parents and brother. And now my husband, children, and grandchildren and I are making new memories with these special “things.”
I hope my children and grandchildren continue to enjoy these “things” for many years to come. But there are some material possessions I will be handing down to them that are more important than my antiques…
These most important, most precious, special “things” are displayed in our shadow box coffee table. At first glance, some of them aren’t much to look at; old, tattered, and falling apart.
But when I look at them my eyes fill with tears, my heart beats faster and my hands immediately move to touch them.
These special “things” are the ONLY things I know that are guaranteed to never disappear.
Actually they’re not things at all; they are diaries, historical journals, living love letters, and prophetical guides to the future; supernaturally written by the God of the Universe.
In this shadowbox are seven Bibles that God has used to communicate His love, promises, comfort, peace, direction, discipline, and holiness to me over the past 30 years.
Theses Bibles and God’s Word have help me to make it through times I literally thought I could not survive.
His Words will never disappear…
As today’s reading tells us there will come a time when everything including heaven and earth will pass away. My antiques won’t be around anymore, but the Word of God that I’ve hidden in my heart through Bible study, meditation, and daily devotions will last forever.
What are your most important “things”?
Will they last forever?
Pick up your Bible.
Take some time to think about the fact that you’re holding the Words of God and those Words will last forever.
Do you want something special to hand down to your family?
Give them a love for the Word of God. It will out-live you, your money and your things!
Heavenly Father, help us to spend our time focusing on what will last forever; Your Word. Holy Spirit, draw us to Your Bible like a magnet! Open our eyes Lord, we want to see you in and through Your Word.
© 2012 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Mark 13:32-37, Matthew 24:36-51, Luke 21:34-38, Matthew 25:1-46