Sunday, February 5, 2012
Where His Treasure Is
Mother always intended for me to have this necklace; she saved it especially for me, but she didn't particularly want me to think of the pearls when I wear it. She wanted me to remember her. The necklace serves as an appropriate inheritance because it served her first as her treasured possession.
God has a treasured possession, too. God's treasured possession is us.
They will be mine, says the Lord Almighty, on the day when I make up my treasured possession.--Malachi 3:17
In the same way that Mother wanted me to wear and make known what she most valued, God says we are what He most values, and He wants us to be known as His for all the ages. We are what the Creator of the universe passes down through the generations. We belong to Him, and He wants to show us off and share us.
Like Mother's pearls, God has worn us next to His very skin. Some of Him has rubbed off on us and He shows us to the world. "These," He says, "are mine."
As God is our pearl of great price, so are we His.