Trash or Treasures

This bridge is located at The Island at Pigeon Forge, TN. As I looked at this photo and the "spirited" figures on the sidewalk, I thought about crossing over from this life into the next. My most valuable of worldly possessions right now will be worthless trash as I depart this life into the next.

The Steve Miller Band sang, "Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future."

The 70's rock group Kansas sang, "All we are is dust in the wind."

James wrote, "What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." James 4:14

All three had it right. Life is precious. Life is fragile. Life's moments seem too fleeting. So, if everyone realizes this then how should this influence our lives?

Paul wrote, "Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." (Ephesian 5:1-2)

Walk in the way of love! What does that look like? Start reading in the Bible's New Testament. It's following Jesus' example by loving people sacrificially, unconditionally and generously.

One day it will be my turn and your turn to pass over the bridge from this life to the afterlife. Will people remember you for the expensive toys and gadgets (worldly "trash") you acquired then left behind OR will they remember you for the selfless love that you gave away freely to your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors and others resulting in heavenly "treasures" to be enjoyed for eternity?


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