What Does It Mean To Store Up Treasure in Heaven?

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 canhelp 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 agift would be thatGod 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.

Will We Explore Outer Space?

Weve talked a lot about the New Earth, but the Bible actually says that God will make a New Heavens and a New Earth.

Now, the way people thought and wrote back when the Bible was written, the Heavens meant the sky, the stars and moon and planets and galaxies! So, when the Bible says that God will make a New Heavens, that means that Hes going to make New everything that is out there in space!

Would you like to go explore it? Well why not? If we have astronauts that can go to the moon now, just wait until we have our new bodies and minds that can understand so much more than we do now. There will be no limit as to what we can do and where we can go!

Maybe youll be the first to walk on planets like Mars or Jupiter. And because the universe is always expanding maybe you and some of your friends can explore a galaxy that doesnt even exist yet. Then you can come back to the New Earth and tell everyone about it!

Will We Have Toys In Heaven?

Of course we will. God made us with a playful side! Even when we get grown up we still like to play games. There is no reason why we won’t still have toys in Heaven, as long as they are not something that would be disrespectful to God.

They may be anything from Building Blocks, Video Games, Dolls and Doll Houses, Legos, to other games like, playing Dress Up, Hide and Seek, Chase, Tag. You can go Swimming or play games you didnt even know existed yet!

And because well all have new bodies that wont get tired, maybe some grown ups can join in with you. How would you like to play a game of Baseball or Football with your Mom or Dad? Maybe even some of your favorite Bible story friends will play too, like, Adam and Eve, Mary, Paul, Jonah, or Rebecca.You could go Water skiing with Peter, hes had a little practice walking on water! Or maybe you will go Horseback riding or go to an amusement park with friends you havent even met yet. And why not? Dont you think that people who like to build things will still enjoying building things just as much on the New Earth? Things like Roller Coasters, Ferris Wheels, and Carousels. I know Ill still enjoy riding them! The possibilities of what things well be doing are ENDLESS!

Will There Be Music In Heaven? Can We Sing and Dance?

Yes. The Bible has so many places where it talks about playing music and singing, and yes, even dancing for God! It even talks about Jesus singing with His friends. You see, everything we do will be to praise God, well sing songs that we know now, along with some new songs that will be written later.

Maybe youll learn to play an instrument and write a new song that well all sing together! Perhaps you and some of your friends will learn songs and put on a concert for God. Can you imagine how perfect that would be, to look up from your guitar and see Jesus sitting in the front row clapping His hands and singing along?!!

Maybe you can play in a musical on stage, or write a play for that matter. There will be no limit to what we can do, what a wonderful time well have!

Will There Be Animals In Heaven? What About My Pets?

Yes! Have you had a Pet that has meant a lot to you? A dog, cat, bird, hamster, rabbit, horse . . . I believe we will have out pets with us in Heaven, or on the New Earth, heres why.

Animals have always been an important part of Gods creation, from the time He first made Man. He put animals in the garden with Adam and Eve to keep them company. God made animals to be our friends, and He cares about them even more than we do. God says that not a single bird can fall to the ground without Him knowing it, Matthew 10:29.

Can you imagine a world without animals? No Birds in the sky, or building a nest in the trees? No Dogs in the yard, or Horses in the pastures? My home in Heaven just wouldnt be complete without my cat sleeping on the sofa! Well, the Bible tells us that there will be Animals living with us on the New Earth!

Romans 8:20-21 Says

Against its will, all creation was subjected to Gods curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join Gods children in glorious freedom from death and decay.

This tells me that ALL Gods creation, including animals, are looking forward to the day when God makes the Earth New again, and we can all live without death or hurt or anything rotting away!

The bible also says,

The wolf and the lamb will live together;

The leopard will lie down with the baby goat.

The calf and the yearling

Will be safe with the lion,

And a little child will lead them all.

Isaiah 11:6

And Also,

The wolf and the lamb will feed together.

The lion will eat hay like a cow.
But the snakes will eat dust.

In those days no one will be hurt or destroyed.

Isaiah 65:25

The Bible has many other places where it talks about animals in Heaven, but I think you can see from this that not only will they be there, but we will be friends with them.

Maybe your family hasnever been able to have a pet, the building where you live wont let you keep one, or someone in your family is allergic to them, well in Heaven you wont have to worry about that, and you may have the pet youve always wanted!

Just think, have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride on the back of a lion?! Or pet a polar bear?! Or run through a field with a pack of zebras?! Well someday, you may just do that!