February 17, 2007

miraculous, foundational and simple treasures

Is not the sky and the sun and the wind a delightful truth when they are warm and gentle and clear and blue? That's how they were today. A simple treasure as I carried firewood and swept a yard at a friends house. I enjoyed the work outside when the morning was so fresh. With the same lightness as today's weather I'm grateful for an inspiration of building well upon a foundation. There are so many ways to be faithful to the building up of our lives – faithful in our relationship with God, faithful in our love for one another, faithful in the responsibilities of the works that we are called to do. And in this faithfulness lies a lasting treasure being built upon a sure foundation. This determination can be out of focus at times with desire for other treasures and it holds true that “where your treasure is – there your heart will be also” How grateful I am to know the contentment of heart that has allowed me to see the treasure of the simple and foundational. I have been so aware of “being lifted” like Van Morrison sang, and I know it is not from my own strength. I know that so many people have prayed for me since I have been in Albania, and that in itself is precious, but that God has heard and in His faithfulness has answered – there in lies the treasure of the miraculous.

“No one is able to lay another foundation besides the one laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, the work of each will become evident, for the Day will make it clear” 1 Corinthians 3:11-13

1 comment:

Mary said...

i feel like i'm there!!! i am encouraged by what you are seeing, feeling, and how you are "being lifted." :) yay!