Sunday, May 23, 2010

Where Moth and Rust Destroy

~ Jeff took this photo at Kings Dominion - May 14, 2010

Back to the Sermon on the Mount I go again this week for another convicting verse. Do you hear the Hammer pounding? Ouch! I think it's almost impossible to read this verse - read it seriously, that is - without having a sense of remorse about money wasted and priorities misplaced.

Thinking about all of this makes me even more excited about an opportunity to give that I read about recently. Courtney at Storing Up Treasures is doing a fundraiser for adoption. If you've ever checked out her blog or read anything she's written, you know that she and her husband are passionate about adoption; they beautifully exemplify God's heart for orphans. She knows firsthand how expensive adoption can be, and so she started this fundraiser to help 26 families who are currently in the middle of adopting get a little boost in their finances so they can bring their children home. If adoption stirs your heart...if you want to practically live out the principle of storing up treasure in heaven...please go check out her site. She's asking for donations of $5 or $10 - not a lot - but when combined, that little amount can do so much. If you give, you'll be entered for a number of giveaways; but the true reward, of course, comes from knowing that, even in a small way, you're being the arms of Jesus that are reaching out to hurting children.

You wouldn't want a moth to eat that $5 bill, would you?


Beth said...

It was SO great to meet you today! It just made me day!

Sally said...

Thanks for posting a link to Storing Up Treasures. I visited that blog, and it was so encouraging!

Thanks also for the reminder to focus on the eternal riches. It is so easy for me to get engulfed in the daily grind, the endless schedule of birthday parties, bridal/baby showers, Mother's/Father's Day celebrations etc. that are never-ending in our family (and being a main hostess in nearly all of them). I need to stop and remember to build up those things that really count, not just the things that will rot and decay.

I really hope you all are feeling better. I keep thinking about you and praying for you.