CHRIST - Our Real Treasure

CHRIST - The Real Treasure

“Since then you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God . Set your minds on things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God . Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. “

Colossians 3 :1-2

It is about a week after typhoon “Ketsana” ravaged the whole city of Metro Manila. About 80 % of Metro Manila was submerged under water. Almost every resident of Metro Manila felt the pangs of the typhoon. Even those living in highend subdivisions were not spared. Both rich and poor felt the cruelty of the typhoon.

A director of a renowned TV station in Manila had his four expensive luxury vehicles submerged under the floods. A popular TV comedian’s multimillion house was destroyed by the floods. Many have lost their houses and all their appliances were washed out. Many valuable assets which have been products of years of hard work were all washed out in a single day.

Even me and my family were not spared from the calamity. Flood waters entered our house and it rose above our waist level. This happened in just a sudden that we have no much time to spare many of our valuable belongings. My sister’s laptop got submerged in the water, our digital printing machine, washing machine and refrigerator were also submerged under water. I lost many of my valuable books.

About afternoon of Saturday, September 26, 2009, the water level inside our house rose to above our waist. The water level rose rapidly. I was praying hard at that time that the rains would stop. If the rains would not stop, the water level would go higher and would even reach above our heads. The good Lord have been merciful and heard our prayers. Though the the typhoon was still in the vicinity, the rainings suddenly stopped when evening came and the water level did not rise any further until it receded the next morning.

There is one great thing I learned from our experience with typhoon “Ketsana”, That we should never set our hearts on material things the world could offer. These material things could be taken away from us in just a sudden. We should be contented in having the basic things of life. Jesus is the real treasure that we can never lost whatever happen to us. All the material things of the world could offer could be lost in just a sudden.

We can never rest our confidence upon anything the world could offer may it be houses, cars, computers, books or anything material. All these things are bound to be lost anytime. Only in Christ we can rest our perfect security. Truly CHRIST alone is the true treasure. Whatever happen to us, we will never lose CHRIST. So we have to set our hearts on heavenly things, where CHRIST is seated at the right hand of God.


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Gicky Soriano 7 years ago from California

Cristina, your hub caught my attention. I too have family back in the Philippines. You can probably imagine their devastating stories pouring in through my email. I fully empathize with what you said, "We can never rest our confidence upon anything the world could offer may it be houses, cars, computers, books or anything material. All these things are bound to be lost anytime." Living in San Diego and enduring the destruction of two wildfires helps one to process that which matters in life - a treasured relationship in Christ.

Know that we are praying that the Lord protect the Philippines from another pending disaster.


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harrisdy 7 years ago from New York

great hub!


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cristina327 7 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Gicky Soriano it is nice to hear from you. It is encouraging to read your comment. Thank you for dropping by and taking time to read this hub. Thank you as well for your prayers for the philippines. God bless you. Best regards.


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cristina327 7 years ago from Manila Author

Thank you harrisdy for dropping by. Best regards.


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cristina327 7 years ago from Manila Author

Thank you gejindermaakanO for dropping by. Nice to hear from you. Best regards.


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Cari Jean 7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

I'm sorry to hear what you have gone through. I admire your faith through what must be a very difficult time. How true it is that Christ is our one true assurance.


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cristina327 7 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Cari Jean it is nice to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by. Your comment is an encouragement. Be blessed always. Best regards.


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Philipo 7 years ago from Nigeria

This is really touchy. I feel your pain. Just believe that the God that spared your life in the midst of the trouble will always be there for you and your family. Take heart realising that once there is life, you can always make up for whatever is lost. The Lord is your strength.


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cristina327 7 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Philippo nice to hear from you.Thanks for dropping by and encouragement. It is well appreciated. Be blessed always.


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cristina327 7 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Ref thank you for dropping by. Your comment is greatly appreciated.

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