One brisk December morning in South Florida, I woke up freezing. Unusual for South Florida, I remember cuddling up in bed and grabbing my Bible. I had been reading Matthew and that day I came across Matthew 13:44
It was not, but it felt like an audible whisper, “I would sell all I have for you, you are my treasure. In my joy, I gave all I had for you.”
I shivered and a warmth came over me. Tears sprang to my eyes. This truth took root in my heart. Not only did He pay the ultimate price and give His life, He did so with joy AND He calls me His TREASURE. Heart. bursting. It felt like an intimate, private little conversation. I have goosebumps recalling the experience now. It was a moment I will never forget. That moment was such a gift then, but has been even more so in the past few years since my husband passed away.
This world can be cruel and hard. I have been wounded out of my own foolishness and I have been wounded by others. Often there seems no rhyme or reason.
Betrayal, Illness, Doubt, Loss, Abandonment. It can be easy to put my eyes on the wrong things. This verse centers me. Brings me back to what I know to be true.
I am His treasure. He gave it all up for me, to give me life, to give me grace. He will not let me down.
Whatever I am facing, I know He is there, He is good and I will be okay. I’m His girl, His lovely found and so are you!