A Special Treasure

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 10:05 -- Joyce Long

“...then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me...” Exodus 19:5

My ministry of twelve years was snatched from me without warning. I was painfully betrayed by my friends, and my heart was broken. The rejection and betrayal ripped into my soul, and I cried and cried. I was defenseless. I confided in a few people, who gave pat answers. They couldn't feel my pain! My comfort had to come from outside human resources. I got alone with God and poured my heart out to Him. He told me, You are my special treasure. I could hardly grasp it! Special means extraordinary, superior, precious, exceptional, belonging exclusively to. A treasure is a prized possession, something you would not want to give away, sell, trade, replace, discard, or lose. It is something you love, cherish, prize, hang onto, keep safely.

I don't know what you are going through, but you, too, are God's special treasure.

~Elizabeth Lapp

Women's Devotional Image 2011-09-08 06:05