Late summer...

Late Summer Pond

...and it's still mostly green and hot and humid on Pollywog Creek. But I'm not complaining. Honest.

However, I wasn't at all thrilled with the lightening that exploded as it struck a pine tree very close to the house yesterday...when the sun was shining and it wasn't stormy or even raining. I'm not complaining because we were all inside the house when we very easily could have been outside by that pine tree.

Totally changing the subject....

For several years I've kept a fortune cookie message clipped to a little stand by my computer.

I give absolutely no credence to the messages in fortune cookies, but this one resonated with me in ways I am sure were not intented.

Do not display your treasures or people will become envious.

Of course. If my treasures are my worldly possessions, then the display of those treasures would indeed be unwise.

But what if I don't store up treasures where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal?

John Piper says this:

"...treasuring Christ is the goal of the good news that we spread—that Christ died and rose again to remove our sin and God’s wrath so that justified people might enjoy Christ as their treasure forever—"
What if I display that my treasure is Christ?