Apr 10, 2008

In the Beginning ...

Where better to start than in the beginning? After all, that is where God started, and since He is "The" Author, I should probably follow His lead.

I decided to name my blog Rich Gifts for a few reasons. I thought I would share some of the gifts that God has given me in family, friends, lessons, thoughts, activities, talents, and stuff. Maybe you will find something to add a smile to your day or a thought to ponder or pray about.

My name, Edie, means Rich Gift. I am struck by the very personal attention God gives by choosing, knowing, and even speaking a person's name. The Bible says "He calls his own sheep by name ..." (John 10:3). What a privilege to have the King of Kings call you by name. Not only that, but He also considers His people to be His treasured possession! Wow, it amazes me to think that my LORD actually sees me as a treasure... His treasure.

In my Sunday School class we are studying the principles of the passage "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:19-21). Our time on earth is so short compared to the life of eternity that we have been offered. I want to give and receive the richest of gifts.

1 comment:

Kathie said...

I love your reflection on this verse- treasures in heaven !. To often I am hoarding up my treasures on earth like I can take them with me.