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Monday, May 19, 2014

God's Treasure Pouch...

What would make you feel treasured? My husband and I recently made a list of 20 things that each of us could do for the other that would make us feel loved and secure. If the thought of that makes you long for such a list, let me assure you that compiling the list was not as easy as it appears. Not easy, but well worth the effort. I think the need to feel loved and treasured is universal.

In 1 Samuel 25 we are introduced to a woman named Abigail. She is the wife of an enemy of David and through her intercession the men in her family were saved. She is such an interesting character. In verse twenty nine she is speaking to David and reminds him he is "safe in the care of the Lord your God, secure in His treasure pouch." Only a woman could describe this place of safety with such beautiful imagery. Each of us has a "treasure pouch". A special place where we store trinkets, pictures, notes, cards and a host of other things that we hold dear. They must be kept safe. They are treasures that are irreplaceable.

As women, most of us struggle to understand God's love. We find it hard to believe that we are the "apple of God's eye" and "God's masterpiece." I know I do. Sometimes I feel as if I belong in the junk drawer not a treasure pouch. Oh that we could comprehend our worth to God. We are the jewels in God's treasure pouch. The cost of the jewels in His pouch was the very life of His beloved Son.

God's Treasure Pouch
Paul said it so well in the book of Ephesians chapter three. "May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God." Snuggle in girls. We are loved, treasured and safe in that wonderful pouch.

Until we visit again,
Carmen












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