I was out driving around the back roads here, taking pictures, when I came across this old, abandoned house. I noticed there were still curtains in the upstairs window.
It made me sad to see the house falling down, when I thought of the people that had called this home. How many kids ran around that yard? What about the woman who had cleaned that house and spent time in the kitchen making meals? Who built this house with dreams for the future?
Then I thought about my own house and all the time I invest in it. How often do I think about things I would like to do to it?
Someday my house and the things in it will be gone or falling down too. None of those things will have any meaning to me. It's a good lesson on priorities. While it's important to take good care of the things God has given me, it can't take top priority. I need to keep God in His place and do what He asks, including maintaining the relationships He has blessed me with!
"But do not store up for yourself treasure on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and thieves break in and steal. Instead store up your treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy and thieves do not break in and steal."