Sunday, August 16, 2009


Weather forecasters spotted a tornado 15 miles to our west, headed directly toward us. Sure enough, as we looked out our kitchen window, the sky was dark and foreboding. My family and I gathered around the kitchen, discussing our plan to run to the basement if we spotted anything resembling a funnel cloud.

We knew if a tornado hit our home, everything we owned would be blown away. Each of us began grabbing objects we wanted to save and would take to the basement with us. As the sky drew darker, I noticed that we weren’t grabbing anything. There we each stood, empty handed, ready to go to the basement if we needed to do so. All we wanted was each other!

Jesus tells us that our lives do not consist of the abundance of our possessions. It became quite clear in a crisis that day - objects meant nothing to us, yet the people whom God had given us to love were the true treasures.

Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions. Jesus in Luke 12:15

Heavenly Father, thank You that You often show me what You treasure most. Please help me to treasure those same things. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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