Getting Ahead: ‘Where your treasure is’

By John G. Pfeifer - Religion Columnist

I can remember as a child anticipating a special day like my birthday or Christmas. I could not contain myself waiting for those special occasions. Every waking hour I was thinking about that exciting time to come. When my parents made me go to bed I had trouble getting to sleep because my mind was racing in great expectation of the approaching day. There was no way that I could forget that day.

As I have grown into adulthood, I have to keep a schedule on our office wall, on my desk and in my phone; and sometimes I can still forget. I could surmise that we become forgetful as we get older, but there are those things that I do not forget even if I have not written them on my calendar. It could be that those things I don’t forget are the most important things I need to do, however, that is not the case because some of the things I forget are very important.

Maybe I get tired and that contributes to my forgetting something I need to remember, but there are those things that will wake me up early in the morning before I have had a full night’s sleep. I’m thinking of those things before I have had a chance to check any of my calendars. I must then conclude that the things I remember are not necessarily the most important things in my life, but at the time, they are the most important to me.

What will elevate a lesser event to that importance in our life? How is it possible to be so concerned about something that is far less important than the things we forgot? What is it that makes some things so important in our life and other things just another day on the job? Is there something that can align our value system so that the very important things are not forgotten? What things have we allowed to become the treasures in your life? Is your treasure truly worthy of that position or is it something that is here today and can be gone tomorrow?

These and other life questions will be addressed Sunday morning as “The Gathering Place Family” meets in the Washington Junior High School Library for Bible Study at 9:30 and in the gymnasium at 10 a.m. for our Pre-Service Connection where we enjoy coffee, juice and donuts. Our Worship Service and Children’s Church then begins at 10:30. Come at 7 p.m. and be part of our Wednesday night Bible Study and Children’s Ministry on the third floor above Trends at 120 W. Court St. in Washington Court House.

By John G. Pfeifer

Religion Columnist