DART line north, we came to Malahide where beautiful Malahide Castle is located on 250 acres. While wandering the park in the late afternoon, we came to a line of toilets on the side of a lush field. There, not 20 feet away, were three men bowing, and worshiping toward Mecca.
This is what I saw: God's creation was showing off all around, from the cool breeze to the multitude of flowers and ancient trees illuminate by the setting sun, while these three men were bowed down in worship facing the toilets.
How often do we ignore God and bow down to the things we love best instead? Putting them first is no different than bowing to toilets: It amounts to the same thing.
I've been meditating on Matthew 6:19-21 for the last week asking God to reveal to me what my treasure truly is.
"Don't collect for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don't break in and steal.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
I encourage you to do the same. Psalm 139: 23-24
Why, oh why, worship toilets when there's such beauty God created for you all around?