Sunday Thoughts – 8/30

To the park! Or so I shouted this morning a little later than normal, but that’s okay.

We arrived, with bread in hand, only to be met with about three flocks of geese, with more landing. We had our breakfast, and read from Scripture:

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

“Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. (Mat 6:19-24 NLT)

We spoke a little about the desire for wealth – and how it gets in the way for the desire for God. It is not a sin to have money – money is needed in this world, nearly everywhere now – but when it becomes such a controlling factor that it replaces God, then there is an issue.

Then, I tried to get them to understand the idea of the “Two Ways” which is prevalent in Judaism of the time, and making an entry into Christianity (see Didache and the Epistle of Barnabas). Here we have two things – greed/darkness and piety/Light. Maybe they got it, maybe not.

We tried to feed the geese, and ducks, but some of the geese were more insistent than others. I am going to have to make a video of the kids and the geese.

Anyway, on the way home, we went to Big K, and picked up some baby furniture, finally. (Love lay-away) We have one of those 4-n-1 baby beds – crib to full size bed. Still haven’t decided who will put it together…

Heard this song below:

I like the song, really, but let me ask you a question – why in the world is it always sung like a funeral march? I mean, if the great Christian hope is for That Day, shouldn’t be a bit peppy?

Anyway, back to work tomorrow – took this past week off.

Have a great week.

You Might Also Like

9 Replies to “Sunday Thoughts – 8/30”

  1. I discussed the same verse this morning too at our Sunday school class, and how it relates to stewardship.
    Coincidence or common curriculum?

  2. This weeks theme was popcorn and a movie. We first watched a DVD titled, Treasures in Heaven. It’s part of a video series called Animated Stories from the New Testament. It was centered around Zacchaeus, the tax collector in Luke. Afterward, we discussed how everything they have/get is really gifts from god, and what it means to be a good steward of those gifts. It was a group of 10 year olds. I was surprised they seemed to understand the moth and rust analogy. Going in to it I didn’t think they would, but they piped right up and gave good examples of how their material things are fleeting.

Leave a Reply, Please!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.