Recently, I spent part of an afternoon in a department store. I wanted to take advantage of sales. As I continued to glance, my eyes caught a showcase of a beautiful collection of watches. I thought to myself, “Oh, I would make that watch look good.” Each magnificent work displayed its unique beauty.
There, in the middle of one of the cases, my eyes fell on a beautiful, gold piece of heaven. It’s shape and nuance sparkled and appeared to outshine everything else around it. I stood there in amazement. Each watch a proud display of its creator. Fashioned with beauty in mind.
As I stood there, I suddenly became overwhelmed with guilt. My sons gave me the watch on my arm. How could I even consider anything else? As pretty as the shiny bling is, I could never imagine surrendering my gift for the sake of something bigger and brighter. My big stinky boys gifted me with a present that they chose for me. All the sudden, the shiny watch was not as bright, nor as inviting. My watch that I wear is a continual reminder that what I have is so much greater than what I imagine.
God loves us in the same way. Sure, there are beautiful and shiny things all around us, but God fashioned us into the people that we are, with the gifts that we share. Be grateful, for all that we have, for we never know the real value of our greatest treasures. I wouldn’t trade my watch for anything. So, God would never trade us, because we are His. And that is enough!
It couldn’t have been said any better.
Hi Joe, this is Mike Steuck coming to you from the virtual world. Don’t worry about buying another time piece they are Antiques and obsolete. Just have the cheapest cell phone you can buy with the lowest monthly fee. God fashioned everything through man or directly under His hand. He fashioned you with all of your quirks and miseries as he did myself and everyone I know. Speaking of misery … I’ve been sick for 2 weeks with that wonderful cold you gave me a couple of communions ago. LOL. Perhaps we should forsake the customary handshaking on Sunday mornings? Even the antibacterial lotion failed me on that day. God was sending me a message I’m sure… I just need a codex in order to interpret what he’s trying to tell me… LOL God bless and keep safe. See you Sunday!
I love this message, Joe! Thank you for sharing – very meaningful today for me.
God Bless you. Donna
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