Have you heard of the saying "Where your treasure is there your heart will be also"? We have many interpretations of this. Some say it’s means where you put your focus and attention and investment: Money? People? Position? Possessions? Our love of money will draw us to money and the same goes for our love for people, position and possessions. Jesus teaches us not to "store up treasures for ourselves on earth"…because they won’t last. By nature treasure is something that lasts and lasts. The Psalmist says "Even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God (Psalm 90:1-2) He surely is our greatest treasure!
What’s missing in our society? What causes us to look back in History and reminisce, or look forward hoping for a better tomorrow for our societies? Why is there so much discontentment and dissatisfaction in our societies? What do we need to get a grasp for things to become clearer and for us to have a lasting and sure hope? Listen carefully, because there is a sound and a murmuring going on among the people of the community.This what they are saying…"The Greatest Treasure Is Found! Jesus, The Christ.
Ironing, cooking, cleaning, clothing, schooling, feeding, talking, screaming, directing, organising, helping, encouraging, crying, seeing, understanding, working, teaching, hurting, nurturing, counselling, sacrificing, leading, buying, driving, motivating, battling, praying, believing, baking, driving, winning, trusting, shopping, caring, trying,loving, dying…The worth of a mother is so great that whilst Jesus hung on the cross, he said to His disciple whom he loved in John’s Gospel chapter 19 verse 27 "Behold, your mother!" And from that moment, the disciple took her to his own home. Celebrate your mother in more ways than one.
Aaah! Last weekend brought with it a much welcomed taste of spring sunshine and cheer to the nation. All of God’s creation seemed to awaken to the blue skies and the warm and penetrating rays of the Sun. This really did remind me of a mother’s love for her child. The picture I had is of a child awakening and his or her eyes beholding the warm rays of his or her mother – like that of the sun – radiating a message to that child. A message of love, care and hope. This message comes from God who is love and cares and is not just our hope, but the hope for the World…"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life…" (John 3:16). Let us be grateful for what our mothers give to us even when they are silent. Here is your mother!
If we look back in our lives, we’ll identify many things that make our mothers special to us. Is it the incredible care and support for our every needs and beyond? Or, the incredible sacrifice of our mothers to ensure that we’re ok and sorted and comfortable. There is no other love like that of a mother’s love. It is so real that it remains with us always. Or the fact that our mothers never give up on us, not matter how far we fall from grace and favour. These wonderful virtues are from our Heavenly Father expressed to us through our mothers. Thank you Lord for our mothers!
The expense and in some respects, the memory of Valentines – our human attempt at celebrating ‘love’ – is fading away with the month. As a result of this day, some relationships are back on an even keel, some have taken off onto a new level and some have sadly ended. The glue or the cement of any relationship is the power of love. If the love fades, well, so does the relationship. If the love grows well, so does the relationship. If the love remains static, well so does the relationship. What is your relationship like with God? Have you ever had a Valentine moment with Him? Has it faded, is it on an even keel or has it got stronger? In the gospel of John the 21st chapter from verse 15, Jesus asks Peter the question “Do you love me…?” What is your response?
" I love you everyday, not just on Valentines Day"
Unconditionally yours, Always…+
Your Father, Almighty God "THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL"