Thursday, March 31, 2011

It really doesn't matter

Last weekend my dad and I went to my grandparents house and went through my grandmas room to pick up the things she left for us. It was weird. My grandma was an extremely private person. The only people ever allowed in her room were my pops, my dad, my sister and I. So, when my dad and I went through her things we felt like we were breaking the law. I felt like a criminal when I left her room with a bag full of things. 
That is not the point of this post. Here is what I am trying to get at...
As we were going through my grandmas room we found over 200+ little boxes filled with jewelry. She had an obsession. She bought thousands of dollars worth in jewelry and never wore it. The price tags were still on most of the pieces. My heart broke with each box that I opened. She must have told me over 100 times that all the jewelry she bought was for my sister and I. So with each box that I opened I could hear her saying that and it broke my heart. You would think I would be leaping with joy right? No. My heart grieved that she spent sooo much money on things like all the bracelets, necklaces and earrings. She never enjoyed them and she bought them with intentions of my sister and I wearing them, which we most likely won't. 
Going through her things was a huge eye opener for me. All these T-H-I-N-G-S. They don't matter. My grandma is in Heaven with the Lord now and she didn't take one thing with her. Well, maybe her wedding ring since that is missing. [just kidding]. Her ring is missing which makes me so sad because that is the one piece I was going to wear but I have received a peace about it and as much as I long to have it and wear it on my right hand, it doesn't matter.
This world is all about consumption and me! me! me! I want this! I have to have that! I need that! I can't live without this! Do you find yourself saying those things? Of course, we all do. The truth is, we can live without that and we really don't need this. All of those things make life a bit more attractive, cool and pretty but it is nothing in the big picture.
So next time you get caught up in wanting something that is a bit out of your league, just remember that it's just a thing and it's not worth getting your panties in a bunch over it.

I have to say the coolest thing that we found was a bible from the 1800s in the grandmas nightstand. It is precious and a beautiful reminder that God's word is unchanging. To think of all the people who have held that and the places it has been is so neat.

This verse is an awesome reminder:

"But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. 
The heavens will disappear with a roar;
the elements will be destroyed by fire,
and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare."
2 Peter 3:10 

Let me recap that verse..
The day that Lord returns to Earth is unknown. He is going to come with raging fire and destroy this earth and all the sin that was created here. He will take those who love Him to Heaven and everything and everyone else will be destroyed with fire. The earth and all that's within will be bare. Nothing will remain. 

The rapture is coming, and I can only imagine how scary that verse is for those who don't believe in God. I'm scared for them. 
The day is coming {and I think its soon} when God says enough is enough and comes to take His people away from this mess that we're in. People get ready. Get on your knees, before it's too late. Forget about the things of this world for one day they too will pass away..

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