I pulled one of my favorite wool sweaters over my head only to find it riddled with tiny holes. It looked like Swiss cheese!
One by one as I tried on my wool clothing, little holes appeared in them.
After several days of anxious investigation, we discovered that a former occupant of our new home had unknowingly left a "welcoming gift"--insect larva that eat wool.
We had our house “bombed” with insecticide and all our wool items treated.
And God used this little larva to remind me of Christ's words in Matthew 6:19-21:
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves. Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.” (NLT)
A hard lesson, but a good one.
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