Here is a fun poem a client gave me about stuff. Maybe by the end of it you’ll get so sick and tired of the word “stuff” that you’ll be inspired to purge some of your own!
With the coming of fall, I start stirring my stuff. There is closet stuff, drawer stuff, attic stuff and basement stuff. I separate the good stuff form the bad stuff, then I stuff the good stuff back in the drawers, closets, attic and basement. Then I stuff the bad stuff anywhere the stuff is not too crowded until I decide if I will need the bad stuff.
When the Good Lord calls me home, my children will want the good stuff. But the bad stuff, stuffed wherever there is room among all the other stuff, will be stuffed in bags and taken to the dump where all the other people’s stuff has been taken.
Whenever we have company they always bring bags and bags of stuff. We always have to move all our stuff that’s stuffed in every nook and cranny so they can come and stuff their stuff. When I visit my son he always moves his stuff so I will have room for my stuff. My daughter-in-law always clears a drawer of her stuff so I will have room for my stuff. Their stuff and my stuff…it would be so much easier to use their stuff and leave my stuff at home with the rest of my stuff.
This spring I had an extra closet built so I would have a place for all the stuff too good to throw away and too bad to keep with my good stuff. You may not have this problem, but I seem to spend a lot of time with stuff… food stuff, cleaning stuff, medicine stuff, clothes stuff and outside stuff. Whatever would life be like if we didn’t have all this stuff?
Now there is all that stuff we use to make us smell better than we do. There is the stuff to make our hair look good. The stuff to cover a bad complexion, stuff to make us look younger, stuff to make us look healthier, stuff to hold us in and stuff to fill us out. There is stuff to read, stuff to play with, stuff to entertain us and stuff to eat… we stuff ourselves with food stuff.
Well, our lives are filled with stuff…good stuff, bad stuff, little stuff, big stuff, useful stuff, junky stuff, and everyone else’s stuff. Now, whenever we leave all our stuff and go to Heaven, whatever happens to our stuff won’t matter. We will still have all the good stuff that God has prepared for us in Heaven.