When you’ve lived as long as I have you soon realize that things don’t last forever.  In our many years of married life, we’ve gone through several couches, mattresses, appliances and countless sheets and towels that hung on until they were merely a mass of shreds.   Things wear out – just like we do – and most of the time they fall apart before us.

Looking at my furniture I see leather that has seen better days – fabric that has torn – faded colors.  I also see permanent dents where someone special sat – all the fun family gatherings that took place – the contentment provided after a long day of hard work.  I also realize it doesn’t have a life of its own, but the events and people that used it did.

The stuff in our lives can serve a purpose, but the minute we become consumed with those things we’ve lost sight of what’s really important.  We come into this world with nothing and we leave in the same way.  Our belongings remain and are distributed among our families, donated to someone or simply thrown away, but they are of no use to us.

The only real treasure we can count on is the one promised to us by the Son of God.  When He told His followers He was going to prepare a place for them, He was painting a picture of the true paradise that awaits all of us when we put our trust in Him instead of material things

Dear Lord, you have provided for all my worldly needs.  There were times when I wondered if we’d be able to pay the bills or have enough food to eat, but you always took care of us.   You not only have nourished us physically, but you have provided eternal life for us – a life free from worry and want.  Thank you for all that you do for me.  Your mercy endures forever.  Amen!


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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3 Responses to WHAT MATTERS IN LIFE?

  1. I needed to hear this— make that, read this!!!! Thank you!!

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  2. pastorpete51 says:

    Oh yes the people matter most. I needed a reminder of that when stressing out about the state of the worn carpet and the side panel of the old car coming loose. They are definitely not going to heaven with anyone! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

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