We are moving to a new house that was a gift. I am learning again about my earthly treasures and how they are rarely considered to be valuable to anyone but me! I am also learning how quickly they gather dust. I tend to forget them and find I can get along without them and can get rid of them more and more quickly with each move.
I look forward to having more space to breathe. The square footage is a couple hundred more than we have in our apartment, but the storage space with the garage is definitely more. I will have a place to put my stuff while I sort it. That is, what is left of the things I actually take with me. It will be a perfect size for the two of us.
We look forward to some joy and beauty before going to our final, eternal place where we will have the kind of treasures that don’t fade or rust.
We are so thankful to be able to move to this house and be able to enjoy it for a few years. You know what the home organizers say about keeping what gives us joy or what we find to be beautiful? I’m looking forward to enjoying some joy and beauty on this earth for a few years until I have the eternal kind that is the perfect, stunning kind that never fades and never rusts.
“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.
For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:19-21 ESV