Saturday, April 14, 2007

A Mountain of Junk

Two weeks ago I visited a mountain near my mom's house that I never knew existed. In the midst of all the stress of so many funerals in Jan. - March, it was a nice gift to have four church members (Thanks Jan, Wyman, Steve and Eddie!) journey to N. Augusta to help clean out two sheds and assorted yard junk. I was amazed at the mass of trash at the county landfill. It was literally a mountain of junk that they kept bulldozing dirt over, making Mt. Trash Dump, which is surely on its way to being the highest point in the whole county.

It was sobering to be reminded that what we treasure in the material world will eventually find its way to a similar fate, and that we should take God's truth seriously when it says: 19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matt. 6)"

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