We had a great time at a sweet friend’s birthday party this past Saturday. It felt good to chat with our friends while the kids ran around playing with one another. The kids really enjoyed the huge bouncy slide and eating the cotton candy. But, the part they seemed to love the most was the pinata.
You could see the anticipation on their faces as they waited to see what treasures were going to pour out. Even though they had no idea what was going to come tumbling to the ground, you could tell that they knew it was going to be something awesome. They had their bags ready and waited patiently for their treasures to hit the ground.
As I stood there watching their anticipation and then watched their anticipation turn to excitement as they were in awe at the amount of candy hitting the ground, I couldn’t help but think about the treasures that we as born again Christians have waiting on us in Heaven. Although we can’t see them or know what they are going to be, we know they are going to be awesome. How do we know? In John 14 verses 2-3, Jesus says, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” If that is not an amazing promise, then I don’t know what is. Spending eternity with our Heavenly Father is more than enough for me, but I also know that He is preparing an unbelievable place for us who believe.
Just like all treasures on Earth, the kids’ candy will soon fade away, but isn’t it great to know that our treasures in Heaven will never disappear. As we await Christ’s return, will you join me in thanking Him for preparing treasures in Heaven for us?
Happy Birthday, Mirabella! We love you.
Matthew 6:20 — But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal…