Thursday, September 8, 2011

Treasures in Heaven

     Several weeks ago, I took a picture of this beautiful, old silo, long ago abandoned to the ivy and weeds that almost now completely cover it.  These old silos were used to store "silage" for the upcoming winter to feed to the livestock.  I learned that the round silo was actually invented by Franklin Hiram King in the early 1900s  to prevent the silage from molding in the corners.  The grain was packed down in the silo with gravity forcing out the oxygen so that the grain actually fermented without molding.  Of course, by the end of the winter the silage was gone, requiring the farmer to plant again in the spring to replenish the silo for the following winter.  The cycle continued......
     Jesus tells us to lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven. "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."  Matthew  6:19-21   
     Several years ago, someone actually broke into our house and stole several things.  Everything was replaceable except for my husband's high school senior ring.  But, just like that old, abandoned silo, this was a reminder that the things of this world will eventually be forsaken and deserted.   The things of God, however, will be as golden treasure, stored in my heart and taken to the Lord for all eternity.

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