I have been laid up after an operation for nearly 4 weeks now! Oh I’m healing well 🙂 , and beginning to get mobile, slowly. I has been a rather painful time and extremely frustrating as I don’t do “nothing” very well… and I’ve had to learn to let others do things for me – in their times, not mine!. I’ve had to learn to wait, not mind when it’s not happening as quickly as I’d like, or the way I’d like!
I’ve been having a new kitchen fitted at the same time (don’t ask why now!) I was told – a week! It’ll be completed in a week! Four weeks later and I’m still waiting for the floor to be fitted, the kick boards to be placed and the finishings, of course! It’s draughty and bare in there and hard to move around because of all the stuff!
Yet I’ve discovered some treasures during these days: Books to read, jumpers to knit, music to explore, people to pray for and the fact that God has put wonderful people around me who are kind and thoughtful. Helpers who put themselves out to help me and paint, clean, cook, entertain and be just good company. I’ve found a peace in not doing and just resting (very hard for me usually!!)
I began thinking about the Scripture Isaiah 45:3 “I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.”
Jeremiah 41 has these words “…for we have treasures of wheat, barley, oil, and honey hidden in the field” and I see how so very often we look for gold, diamonds and what we imagine are “treasures” and over look the essential treasures of “wheat, barley, oil and honey”!
Today I am grateful for my treasures of “wheat, barley, oil and honey” – practical, enjoyable, bringing such blessing and sweetness in to my situation at the moment!
I pray that I will not stop finding these treasures hidden in my field and that I, too, may become a hidden treasure to many in the days to come… how about you?