I’ve been reflecting a great deal about the word “treasure.” Whether used as a noun or verb, the definition refers to regarding something of great wealth, precious, something or someone to be cherished. Like many others, I have heard several sermons on the words of Jesus, “where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.” While this is a passage in which I have experienced personal challenges, I recently noticed in Luke two phrases found on two separate occasions. “But Mary treasured up all of these things in her heart.” Both times, I’m sure Mary was reflecting on God’s faithfulness in fulfilling His promise because her contemplation took place during times in which her son, Jesus, was being blessed (with gifts and worship from the wisemen and shepherds), and as she watched Jesus grow into a young boy/man.
These two instances or passages of scripture really challenged me recently because I often go through my day without really noticing the incredible little girls in front of me. Although I usually take time while they are sleeping to reflect on the day, I want to actually communicate to them their worth while they are awake! Don’t get me wrong, we have a fun time and I believe our girls know I love and cherish them, but sometimes, I get so caught up with following rules, getting the house cleaned, naptime (or not), preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc., etc., etc.! What’s more important?? For me, I’m demanding that I take the TIME to relax with the girls and communicate to them just how incredible they are and how fabulously God made them! I mean, who could really resist these two faces??