The world we live in values money, power, and success. Many people spend each day striving to get a better job, a better house, or a better car. Yet, none of this stuff matters from an eternal perspective. They are just things we may have for a while but can’t take with us after death.
Perhaps this is why Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
What really matters in life? People matter. Relationships matter. From God’s perspective, relationships are what matters most of all. Why? People are eternal beings. Death is not the end. When Jesus was asked what the most important commandment is, he said to love God and love people (Matthew 22:36-40). That is what we were designed for. That is the purpose of life – to be in relationship with Jesus and to be in authentic and meaningful relationships with other people.
Of course this is easy to say, but hard to live out. People can be difficult to deal with. We all have people in our life that push our buttons and make us crazy. And we are the person that drives someone else crazy too! People are imperfect. Relationships are messy. Everyone – you and me – could use a little help as we navigate the many relationships in our lives. Starting this weekend, and in the coming weeks ahead, Timberlake will be doing a message series about relationships and the people that “make us crazy.” We would love for you to join us. You will be challenged, encouraged, and there will be a few laughs. We look forward to seeing you at church!
Senior Associate Pastor – Redmond Campus