Day 709 – Treasures in Heaven
“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal (Matthew 6:20)
This passage reminds us that the things of this earth are dust and to dust they shall return. But the things of heaven – love, forgiveness, compassion for ourselves and others, the saving sacrifice of God in Christ — shall endure.
This message of Ash Wednesday does not need to be a cause for melancholy. It may better be cause for joy and gratitude. Ash Wednesday reminds us to shift our focus to return to God and the treasures of heaven today and every day.
God, change our focus today from the treasures of earth to the treasures of heaven. Amen.