When I was a kid the only good thing about going to the dentist was the treasure box. I got to dig into it to find a treasure of some little toy to take home. I'm sure it lost its allure after a few days (or maybe only a few hours) once it got home. Those toys are long gone and have been replaced by bigger and more expensive toys and gadgets over the years. "Stuff" that is here today and gone tomorrow.
Jesus reminds us to store up treasure in heaven where moths and rust do not destroy.
"Some people store up treasures in their homes here on earth. This is a shortsighted practice—don’t undertake it. Moths and rust will eat up any treasure you may store here. Thieves may break into your homes and steal your precious trinkets. Instead, put up your treasures in heaven where moths do not attack, where rust does not corrode, and where thieves are barred at the door. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21 (Voice)
I want my life to matter and to count for His kingdom's work! How do we do that? It comes when we take time to slow down and see God's beautiful creation; to smell the flowers. It comes when we take time to savor our food over a good dinner and conversation with our family. Slow down and listen to the birds chirping or to music that soothes our soul.
Treasure is stored in heaven when we sit down with a friend, listen to their story of heartbreak or triumph, and just be with them. As you share your life with others, God is asking us to just plant the seeds. Don't worry, He will do the work and bring forth fruit that lasts. That, my friends, is the treasure; the beautiful people see Jesus in you, that will last for eternity.