About a week ago, John and I spent time in the Bahamas with my parents aboard my dad’s boat Treasure Hunter. The boat is named after the verse, For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
While we were there, we certainly saw a lot of underwater treasures. We snorkeled almost every day over beautifully colored coral, spotting several sharks and a 100 pound grouper. We also collected many treasured memories, such as feeding swimming pigs, visiting an island of iguanas, and sharing meals on the back of the boat, overlooking the turquoise water.
As a part of learning to be present this summer, I want to be mindful of where I am. Where am I storing up my treasures? Am I only spending time somewhere because it’s convenient or fun or required? Or is there a greater purpose to where I am, recognizing the beauty of creation or building relationships?