Stores are stuffed with a wealth most nations can’t fathom. Songs play on speakers, trying to stir up a sense of anticipation and joy for the season. I had gone out to pick up some tokens I thought we would need, but I ached to return to the heart of the matter.
It was time to linger in the truth of love; to soak in the hope of real gifts. These were not wrapped up in ribbons and paper which would fade away. I sought to lay up treasures in heaven.
Mat 6:19-20 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.”