Things of value are kept
By: Kaye Singleton
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.)
Paul wrote, “…I have kept the faith.”
We only keep things we value. Upstairs in my guest room is a bedroom suite made out of Arkansas cedar. My great-grandfather, Jasper Robinson made this beautiful furniture for my grandmother, Ruby White, when she was born.
It consists of a poster bed, bed stand, dresser with stool and chest of drawers. I was the first grandchild and great-grandchild. So he made me a cedar chest and a baby wardrobe. The cedar chest is in that room also. I call it my “nostalgia room.” My youngest brother will keep it in the White family. He values it like I do.
Also in our keepsake treasures is a treadle sewing machine that was my mother-in-law’s. It had been in storage and in need of repair. My husband took it to a carpenter and he told him up front that it would cost more to repair it than it was worth. Today it’s a beautiful piece of furniture in our home. It was worth keeping.
Paul writing to his son in the Gospel lets him know that keeping the faith is of great value.
The Word of truth is of great value to me. At the end of my life I want the world to know that I have kept the faith. It’s been my greatest treasure.