Where is your heart to­day?

The Covington News - - RELIGION - Dr. Wil­liam Burn­ham is pas­tor of Point of Grace Church in Cov­ing­ton. He can be reached at burn­hamw@char­ter.net.

Where is your heart? When we say the pledge to the flag of the United States, we place our hand over our heart on the left side of our chest, is that where our heart is?

Science places our heart more in the mid­dle of our chest, is that where your heart is? Of course some would say to their spouse, “you have my heart.” Is that where their heart is? Or a grand­par­ent may claim a child is there heart, is that where their heart is? The loss of a loved one is of­ten said to “take our heart,” is that where that heart is?

Or our hearts may weaken or fail is our fi­nances fail or we ex­pe­ri­ence loss, is that where our heart is?

The an­swer to all the above is summed up in Je­sus pointed state­ment: “For where your trea­sure is, there your heart will be also.” (Lk. 12:34) What­ever we set our heart upon, make our pri­or­ity, fo­cus our thoughts and at­ten­tion on, give our en­ergy to, set our af­fec­tions on, that is where our heart is. So where should our hearts be? Je­sus an­swered that ques­tion too: “But seek his king­dom, and th­ese things will be given to you as well. “(Lk. 12:31) Where is your heart to­day?

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