Life is like a vapor. We are here today and may be gone before tomorrow. Where are you laying up your treasures? The Bible tells us to lay up our treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:19-21). We brought nothing in this world, and we can’t take anything with us (I Timothy 6:7). Only our families, children, grandchildren. But first you must have Jesus in your heart. You might think you have lots of time, but people are leaving this world every day. Some young, some old. Age doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that you know Jesus as your savior.
We don’t have promise of tomorrow. Today is the day of salvation. Tomorrow may never come. People live like they are going to live forever. We were born to die, but with everything going on, how much time do you think we have left? What will you exchange for your soul?
What about your children and those you love? Will they find the road to heaven? Can you show them the way? Straight is the gait and narrow is the road and few there be that find it. What treasures have you laid up? Where your treasure is, that is where your heart is. There’s not U-Haul following behind the hearse. I’ve never been to a funeral or held a funeral with a hearse behind the funeral.
Don’t miss heaven. If you do, you have missed it. We will all give an account of our lives on earth. How will your report read? Will you have a passing grade? All have come short of the glory of God. Your family is an inheritance from God. The most precious things we own. Cherish your family while you have them. Once they are gone, we wish we had spent more time with them. But once they’re gone, it’s too late, and we might have plenty of regrets, but we can’t do anything but them. Only we will have to live with them.
Yesterday is gone. We can’t do anything about that. But we can learn our lessons. Love your family. Show them the love of Jesus in your heart. We can’t change things in the past, but we must live like today is our last day on earth. Don’t lay up your treasures where moth and rust doth corrupt. How do you want to be remembered? I want to be remembered as one loving her God and her family (brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews). I want my treasures to be in heaven with me some day.
Yours in Christ Jesus,