Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Trash or Treasure

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Big Trash day in my parents neighborhood always makes me excited. Getting hand-me-downs is wonderful! I like getting new to me things. I have just gotten an iPhone from someone who wanted a Blackberry. I have found within me this excitement about this new thing. What's crazy to me is that it is a thing. I feel so spiritually shallow that something like an iPhone can bring me so much excitement. When I hear the word "treasure," I think of a couple of things. One is a pirate which has nothing to do with this and the other is the verse in Matthew 6:21 "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

But, I guess when I really get to the depths of me and what it is that I truly treasure, it is way more than an iPhone. I've been sitting at this coffee shop working on a video with music of my kiddos. I treasure memories that I have made with my children. I treasure friendships. I treasure the Word of God and what I learn from it to help me in this life. This is treasure that was never anyone's trash.

1 comment:

Irritable Mother said...

I agree with your assessment of true treasure. Fully.
But I don't think it makes you spiritually shallow to be excited about an iPhone. Personally, I think God takes delight in giving us little gifts like an iPhone. And when we recognize from Whom it comes, receiving the gift can be a spiritual blessing.