When I speak of banks, what comes to your mind? Place to put your money. Place to invest money. Some banks you may invest in if they are publicly owned and traded. Place to borrow for a house one day perhaps. Or a car. Or a small loan to get some necessary things via your signature. For our farmers, the bank is a life-blood (and probably a source of aggravation).
I went to photograph our architectural firm's most recent structure in our fair city, Happy State Bank (for those of you who are local, the one on Quaker and 98th). Beautiful building in every facet of the word "beauty."
Yet what struck me as I walked in was the cornerstone, which read: "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:19 - 21)
That caused a double-take. A place built for exactly that, storing up our treasures on earth, reminding us that they are not storing our true treasure.
Pray that we know what our true treasure is and that we know where it is located.
Hope Men's Ministry