But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
My husband, Danny, and I have hosted an Easter egg hunt for our granddaughter, Virginia Rose, since she was a few months shy of turning three.
My! It's amazing to see how much she's grown in two short years!
Granddaughter, Savannah Jane, will turn one at the end of April, but her mother, Sarah, thinks she should be included in the fun this Easter. I agree, so I "hide" eggs in our living room well within her reach and hide eggs for real in the yard for Virginia.
Savannah is far more interested in putting the plastic eggs in her teething mouth than she is in looking for them, so Virginia ends up gathering the eggs for her sister to play with.
Savannah has no idea what is inside the egg that makes such a delightful noise when she shakes it. The egg itself is treasure enough for her.
But Virginia, being older and wiser, knows exactly what's inside her eggs - chocolate treasure! She is determined to find all seventeen eggs scattered in our yard (We had eighteen, but one of our resident
When the Easter egg hunt is over, Virginia helps me open the eggs to remove the mini-Reece's peanut butter cup from each and store them in a plastic bag for safe-keeping. The candy will go home with her, sweet treats to be doled out judiciously by her parents until one day, the last cup is consumed and the treasure is no more.
Where is your treasure stored?
Prayer: Father, turn our hearts and minds from the treasures of this world which will not last. Let our focus be upon the everlasting treasure You have stored up for us in Heaven. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.