God opened my mother’s womb and placed in it a treasure… me. And He did the same thing for your mom, when He created you. We are living in a world filled with walking, talking treasures whose value is beyond measure. Yes, even those who perform acts that are too horrid or too monstrous to think about are still gems. How can I say that?
This is what the Holy Spirit revealed to me one summer. He taught me that a diamond is a diamond, regardless of how it is presented. I can wear a diamond in a wedding band or use it in a pair of earrings. I can throw it in a drawer and forget about it, bake it in a pie, or even dig a hole and bury it.
It’s still valuable, even when it’s hidden and treated as though it has no value. So even during those times when I felt discarded or thrown away by others, and even those instances when I didn’t value myself, I was valuable to our Heavenly Father. Pain, disappointment, or sin had clouded my vision, so I couldn’t see what God saw when He looked at me. Still, I was the apple of His eye. Still, He wrote my name in the palm of his hand. It’s the same with you.
Always remember, my friend, that you were bought with a price… Jesus Christ’s blood. He shed His blood for you, therefore if you are connected to Him, you can never be worthless. Even in the times when you don’t live up to the glory, the divine excellence, that God intended for your life, He loves you anyway. And if you give Him a chance, He will clean off the dust and the dirt and shine you up from the inside out.
I forgot to mention that over twenty-five years ago, God gave me two treasures; one boy and one girl. Then He added an additional son to the family, when my daughter grew up and married the love of her life. Recently, my daughter and son-in-law had a little boy. Today, my grandson is officially 2 months old. I pray that I will live long enough to one day sit him on my knee and tell him how God wanted someone else to love, so He made him. And I hope that I will also have a chance to tell Him some of the things that I have written to you. For truly my beautiful little one, with the dimples like his mom, is a treasure created by Love and designed for good works…
just like you.
I really enjoyed reading these scriptures today. May they encourage your heart as well.
Psalm 8:3-5 3 When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established, 4 What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him? 5 Yet You have made him but a little lower than God [or heavenly beings], and You have crowned him with glory and honor.
Jeremiah 1:5 5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
1 Peter 1:18-19 18 You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from [your] forefathers, not with corruptible things [such as] silver and gold, 19 But [you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ (the Messiah), like that of a [sacrificial] lamb without blemish or spot.
Psalm 127:3-5 3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. 4 As arrows are in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. 5 Happy, blessed, and fortunate is the man whose quiver is filled with them! They will not be put to shame when they speak with their adversaries [in gatherings] at the [city’s] gate.
Two addition scriptures for thought are:
Proverbs 17:6 6 Children’s children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers.
Exodus 19:5 5 Now therefore, if you will obey My voice in truth and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own peculiar possession and treasure from among and above all peoples; for all the earth is Mine.
Until we talk again, remember to allow God to polish you with His love. It’s the best way I know of enjoying the journey!
Question for today – As God’s priceless treasure, what are you doing that may cover up your true value?
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