We need places to live.
Places to eat and sleep in.
Places to talk and laugh in.
A way to get to our jobs.
A way to go where we need to go.
We could make a longer list of things that are important to our lifestyles, but what is most important?
Many years ago, my husband’s parents and younger brother survived the direct hit of a tornado to their property.
As we drove to another state to get to them, we were not concerned about a house.
We were not worried about cars, furniture, televisions or appliances.
Our concern was for the lives of our loved ones.
Were they okay?
That was what mattered.
I spend a tremendous amount of time working to afford things in my life.
Things like a house and a car.
A cell phone and a computer.
Stuff like that.
But what do I really care about?
Do I spend a good bit of my time showing love and concern for them?
If they are more important to me than houses or cars, why wouldn’t I be devoting moments to nurturing our relationships?
Maybe it’s time to reevaluate my priorities.
Wash my car or call a struggling friend?
Clean the garage or attend my son’s ballgame?
What really matters, anyway?
I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.
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