Recently we returned from six weeks of ministry in South India. Most of the people who live there live in homes no bigger than my kitchen. There is little if any furniture at all. Most of them sleep on mats that they roll out at night. Outside they will have an open fire where meals will be cooked in aluminum pots. Toilets are nothing more than a hole in the ground with a bucket of water next to it.
We are in the process of moving. We are packing up our home of 24 years. And I am humbled as I try to decide what to keep, what to sell what to donate. The truth is I simply have too much. What a contrast against those in India. I am challenged to hold loosely everything I am sorting, keeping, donating, selling, moving.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”