You are sitting on a treasure and you don’t even realize it. That treasure is you. Other people see it. I see it. But you don’t. Why can’t you see it? Why can’t you see what I see? You are so precious, so full of worth. You are a gift, a treasure—why can’t you see it?
You don’t see the treasure that is you, you see only the junk that gets mixed up in our lives. It’s the stuff that’s there, in everybody’s life, but it’s not who you are. Other people shove their junk in your path; you even add yours to theirs. But that doesn’t define who you are; it just gives us all something to do.
You are the treasure, can’t you see it? God made a bold move to earth in order to snatch you up for himself. He gave away his Son in order to provide a way for you to return home. And something’s worth is defined by what someone is willing to give away in order to get it. God has his special eye on you, for he is a real treasure-hunter. And you are his treasure.
© Samuel Kee, 2012