Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Treasure!


Matthew 6:20
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

My husband, Danny, and I have hosted an Easter egg hunt for our granddaughter, Virginia Rose, since she was a few months shy of turning three.




My!  It's amazing to see how much she's grown in two short years!

Granddaughter, Savannah Jane, will turn one at the end of April, but her mother, Sarah, thinks she should be included in the fun this Easter.  I agree, so I "hide" eggs in our living room well within her reach and hide eggs for real in the yard for Virginia.



Savannah is far more interested in putting the plastic eggs in her teething mouth than she is in looking for them, so Virginia ends up gathering the eggs for her sister to play with.


Savannah has no idea what is inside the egg that makes such a delightful noise when she shakes it.  The egg itself is treasure enough for her.



But Virginia, being older and wiser, knows exactly what's inside her eggs - chocolate treasure!  She is determined to find all seventeen eggs scattered in our yard (We had eighteen, but one of our resident vermin squirrels gnawed through the shell!).










When the Easter egg hunt is over, Virginia helps me open the eggs to remove the mini-Reece's peanut butter cup from each and store them in a plastic bag for safe-keeping.  The candy will go home with her, sweet treats to be doled out judiciously by her parents until one day, the last cup is consumed and the treasure is no more.

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Where is your treasure stored?

Prayer:  Father, turn our hearts and minds from the treasures of this world which will not last.  Let our focus be upon the everlasting treasure You have stored up for us in Heaven.  In Jesus' name, we pray.  Amen.

18 comments:

  1. Boy Savannah has some beautiful blue eyes. Or are they green? Or hazel? i reckon it depends on the angle. LOL. Love the pics. Looks like everyone had a great time. I'm with Virginia. Give me the chocolate!

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    1. Savannah's eyes are actually startlingly blue like her Gammie's (me) and her great-grandpa. :) Glad you enjoyed the photos, Bill, and yes, we had a marvelous time. I'll ask Virginia if she's willing to share her chocolate. Lol!
      Love and blessings!

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  2. But Virginia, being older and wiser, knows exactly what's inside her eggs - chocolate treasure! She is determined to find all seventeen eggs scattered in our yard. This sentence made me think about her determined to find the good stuff. God help us to have that same determination to learn of the richness of God in all that comes to our life. She was determined because she believed the good stuff was inside. Love this post, love it.

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    1. Thank you so much, Betty, for your wonderful comment. Yes, God can fill us with the same determination to seek His treasures for our lives. The "good stuff" always resides in Him!
      Love and blessings!

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  3. But Virginia, being older and wiser, knows exactly what's inside her eggs - chocolate treasure! She is determined to find all seventeen eggs scattered in our yard. This sentence made me think about her determined to find the good stuff. God help us to have that same determination to learn of the richness of God in all that comes to our life. She was determined because she believed the good stuff was inside. Love this post, love it.

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  4. Martha, another great post with deep thoughts. Where is my treasure stored? I know where I should be storing treasure--treasure that won't be destroyed--that is in heaven. In reality where is it?

    Love and blessings!

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    1. It's a great question to continually ask ourselves, Kim. Where is my treasure stored? Let us pray it is stored in heaven!
      Love and blessings!

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  5. What precious darling girls. It's so much fun to watch them grow. We love our time with our boys. What wonderful blessings. They themselves wonderful treasures from the Lord.

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    1. Oh, yes, grandchildren ARE precious treasures from the Lord, indeed! Thank you for your sweet words about the girls. They are the joy of my heart as I know your boys are for you.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Hi Martha! I really enjoyed the photos of your grandchildren (and their Mommy too!), what a beautiful family. I couldn't help but be touched by little Savannah, just happy to have eggs that make noise! I hope that I can be as happy with the simple joys as she is.

    I hope my treasure is held deeply in my heart and soul in faith. Faith that Jesus has saved me, and needs me to look like him in my life. It's a tall order!
    Easter blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos, Ceil! Yes, that we might be content with the simple joys is such a blessing. No wonder Jesus said we must be as little children to enter the kingdom of heaven!
      It is a tall order to follow Jesus; I find myself praying for the right direction every day that I might reflect the love and grace He has given me.
      Love and blessings!

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    1. Oh, yes, it is! I know you've had your fair share of this lately, too, and must be loving every minute, Fran. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Both are so cute and adorable. It must be a delight to watch them grow.

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    1. Thank you, Janaki! It is a delight, indeed!
      Love and blessings!

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  9. My first thought was 'How big Virginia Rose has grown!' And what a fantastic 'big sister' she's turning out to be. The picture of Savannah Jane gnawing at the eggs is priceless too.
    But beyond that are your reflections. I thought of the 'treasure in earthern vessels' too, Martha. Aren't we so blessed?

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    1. Yes, we are blessed, indeed, Corinne! Glad you enjoyed the post and the photos of the girls. They are both growing much faster than I'd like. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Love these photos - what joyous life! You are blessed, Martha!

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