DO NOT LAY FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES UPON EARTH WHERE MOTH AND RUST DESTROY, AND WHERE THIEVES BREAK IN AND STEAL. BUT LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN, WHERE NEITHER MOTHS NOR RUST DESTROY, AND WHERE THIEVES DO NOT BREAK IN OR STEAL; FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE WILL YOUR HEART BE ALSO. MATTHEW 6:19-21
Yesterday began with quite a buzz around here. I was doing my morning check of our bank accounts, letting Matt know where we were at, if he could put gas in the car;)-you know. And the gasp I let out made him jump. I knew exactly where we were supposed to be at, and when my account activity came up on my screen-I knew something was very wrong! I quickly discovered 3 transactions that were not made by either of us, and these 3 transactions had completely wiped out our checking and savings. matt flew out the front door so fast and all I could do was pray that the Lord kept him safe while driving to the bank! He had been hearing about this on the news, and I am thankful he had(I am not a news person) because he knew exactly what had happened. We had become victims of this debit card banking theft that is ever growing in our country right now. After meeting with our bank, who handled this beautifully and was so very helpful, Matt had to go fill out a police report-strange! And I will admit, my first response-call mom and weep. I just needed to cry, it was a very hurtful act by a faceless offender. And later as I did some research on this type of act, I completely understood how other victims of this crime felt. It is not just the simple act of taking the money, it is the domino effect it causes when bills do not get paid, transactions won't go through etc. But beyond even that, it is the not knowing how they obtained the information. It is a very vulnerable feeling. With us, all of the security measures we have in place, were bypassed, they did not even matter. Now with that said, God is so much bigger, and his bank account is much bigger than mine:) and he has promised to take care of us, to provide what he knows we need. DO NOT LET YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED. And with that verse recited by my son yesterday morning during school, the day went on, the racing pulse, the not knowing what to do with myself, the anxious waiting, ceased. My treasure is not here on earth, it is with my Savior, in heaven. It does not make any sense to hold so tightly to things of this earth that can be taken away from us at any time. No one can take my Jesus away from me.
Take time today to store up the treasures found in the one true God who loves you enough to have died for you, who wants to spend eternity with you. He will walk with you through all the trials we face on this earth.