Did you know that you can save up treasure in Heaven?
Jesus said in Matthew 6:19-21 Dont store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
So, whats that mean? Well, do you have a piggy bank in your room? Maybe youre putting money in it to save for something you want to buy like a new video game, doll, or lego set, you may not spend money on other things, like a candy bar or a soda because you want to save all your money for that new toy! Many people work only to buy more and more things, but when we die we wont be able to take any of our things with us to Heaven.
Now, having Stuff isnt a bad thing, but God wants us to be more interested in things that will last FOREVER! So you may wonder, What will last forever?
Our friendship with Jesus and friendships that we make here on Earth will be things that last forever. Just think, if you have a friend here on Earth and you tell them about Jesus and how He wants to save them from their sin too, and you help them to know Jesus, then you and they will be friends forever in Heaven!
Maybe you can play hide and seek, or build sand castles together on a beach, or even go exploring with them on some other planet! The more friends you take with you to Heaven, the more exciting it will be for all of you when you get there!
Besides the friends we will take with us, we can lay up treasure in heaven by doing other things like giving out tracts that tell people about Jesus or giving money to help send Bibles or missionaries to other countries so they can tell people about Jesus. We can help older people we know with chores that may be too hard for them to do any more like taking out the trash, carrying in grocery bags, or mowing the yard. You can put on a play about a Bible story for your family, or buy a Christmas gift for another kid whose parents cant afford to get them anything this year . . . you get the idea.
Jesus really just wants us to help each other and tell others how to get to Heaven, and by doing this He says He will reward us when we get to Heaven. He doesnt really say what He will give us, but we can only imagine how wonderful a gift would be that God made special, just for us!
Now that youve heard about Heaven,
Jesus, and what Hes done for us so we can get there,
I hope you will trust Jesus with your life.
Remember all you have to do is believe and trust Him, talk to Him,
and try your best to do what you know is right so you can make Him proud.