The only treasure that lasts is love.
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See, I am creating new heavens and a new earth; The former things shall not be remembered nor come to mind. Instead, shout for joy and be glad forever in what I am creating.
Nothing of this world lasts.
Our current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic is making that very clear.
The illusion created by our consumer culture is that our life is made of all the stuff we accumulate, the prestige we accrue and the control we unceasingly strive to possess.
One virus can make it all crumble.
So can a sudden health issue.
Jesus speaks to this in what is called the “Parable of the Rich Fool” (Luke 12:16-21).
The man has a bountiful harvest and plans to build larger barns so he can store it all up for “many years” so he can “rest, eat, drink and be merry.” But not so! God says to the man, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’
And then Jesus delivers the moral of the story: “Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.”
All the so-called treasures of this world will dissolve.
What matters to God is how we love.
Love is what matters!
Sadly, it seems to take tragedies before many people wake up to this fact.
Love is the only thing that will last…right into eternity.
The cycle of death and life is part of God’s creative pattern.
Both are necessary for the on-going creative process.
All things – including us – are part of this.
All of us are called to pour ourselves out in love as Jesus showed us.
It’s the path of love.
The good news is that love doesn’t end in death…but in new life!
That’s the message of Easter!
God is always creating a “new heaven and a earth.”
All dying leads to rising!
Love will not be defeated!
There is no final death!
May we “shout for joy and be glad forever”!
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Remember…God loves you!