My mother gave me a family heirloom. Her own mother received it as a wedding gift over 90 years ago.
I had it sitting on the counter in my kitchen. I decided that it needed protection from breakage, so I stored it in a cupboard where I have many similar treasures. The cupboard doors are made of wood and are so high that I have to step up on a chair and on the cupboard counter to see into them. Unless I take time to look up in that inconvenient place, I will not lay eyes on those treasures on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
I pondered this situation today.
Since I don’t see these lovely dishes, stemware, candle sticks, glass bowls or vases on a daily basis, I don’t really use them or live in the reality of their existence. I use the plastic unbreakables or everyday unmatched plates.
As Christians, we, too, have treasures given to us by our Heavenly Father. Ephesians 1:3, 7 (KJV) “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: . . In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”
The question to ask ourselves might be, “Are we living in the reality of these gifts God has given us? Or are we shutting them up in a “cupboard” with a closed door so that we cannot be reminded of their reality on a daily basis?”
Let’s open up the Holy Bible to see the truths contained therein. Read it daily. You are rich in Christ, not a pauper. Let God’s Word remind you of who your Heavenly Father is and that you are a child of the King.
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