Daily Dose, Lent — March 27

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21     Daily Dose with Dr. Don Martin: Journey to the Cross, a Lenten Devotional   The buffalo that sits high on a shelf in my office is one of my dearest possessions. It is an expensive work of art given to me by the family of Dr. Jordan Callaway. The hand-painted fine porcelain bison is a 50th anniversary issue that speaks to me every day. “Bison” is one of the few works of art that survived the fire that destroyed most everything Jordan and Caroline Callaway accumulated in their life together. Dr. Callaway died in that fire, and that’s all I’ve got to say about that. What did not die and never will is my love for Jordan and Caroline Callaway. The bison reminds me every day that they loved me. We spend too much of our time and energy accumulating stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I like nice stuff, like the “Bison”.  But I like “Bison” because “Bison” reminds me of Jordan. I think about the times he gave me shots in my office when I was sick. I think of Miss Caroline, sitting in her pew so bright and beautiful and full of life. Jesus did his best to wake us up so we would learn to treasure each other and the moments we share together. It hurts to see people get “buffaloed” in their pursuit of wealth. Dr. Don Martin