"Booty" picked from my garden spots by my personal garden fairy. 💜
In my mind today I'm thinking about pirates and their treasure. How they lock it away and hide it from the world hoping no one finds it. Where's the joy in having mounds of gold coins, jewels, and priceless relics if they are hidden away in the ground or remote caverns? If you have ever watched Pirates of the Caribbean, you understand the headache of possessing such booty. (This made me chuckle. I always wanted to use that word!) And back row students, booty is stolen treasure. Stop singing "I like big butts and I cannot lie!"
Let's flip the script. Let's compare and contrast the Pirates' way with God's way. Both think that treasure is precious and valuable. Both perspectives believe treasure can be a blessing. Here's the difference. Pirates hide their treasures and God wants us to share our treasures. How many times did disciples drop everything and follow Jesus? Some potential disciples were unable to put God above treasures and worldly comforts so they were left behind. I'm not saying being blessed with much will condemn you to hell. It just can't take precedence over the real treasures of life. What are the real treasures? The humans in your sphere of existence. The peace of the Holy Spirit. The love for creation. The gift of God's Grace and mercy. These treasures are priceless and not to be hoarded but shared. They are free and we are the treasure chests in which God chose to store them. Isn't that beautiful? Today, I want you to open your treasure chests and begin sharing these priceless treasures. Guess what? Your chests won't become barren. They will be over-flowing, but don't worry. Your heart will expand as you do to contain all this wonderful plunder.
Sarah Anderson Alley
Quote of the Day:
"For where your treasure is, There will your heart be also"