Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
(2 Corinthians 3:3 (NIV))
Everyone has a place where they record things and store things that are important to them. Where is your special place?
Some people will record things in a journal. Some will takes notes in their phones. Others will use social media to share what is important to them. In the past, people would record things in stone thinking that this was a safe way to keep them for a very long time. Some people have even created a secure place where they can lock away the things that they hold dear and want to safeguard. I find it interesting that people will bury treasure in order to keep it safe. What is of such importance that you would choose to hoard it, to hide it away and to bury it, never to be seen again? What does that say about the state of the heart that seeks to do this?
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
(Matthew 6:21 (NIV))
Let’s take another look at treasure and the heart.
If you value something so much, where is the one place that it can be kept and no one can take it from you? Where is the one place that you lock things away?
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
(Luke 2:19 (NIV))
Have you ever wondered about the things that Mary stored away in her heart? She stored away all that she had experienced with the miraculous conception, the birth of Jesus, the shepherds, the wise men and all of the other things. They were written on her heart. They could not be taken away from her even though she watched Jesus suffer and die.
When something is in your heart, it has become an integral part of who you are. Tablets of stone can be broken or forgotten, but when it is written on your heart, it is essential to your very existence.
Has Jesus been written on the tablet of your heart?