Sunday, May 3, 2009


Due to a change in my family’s diet, our 30 year old recipe box was cleaned out. The old recipes were bundled up with a rubber band and stored away. Subsequently, with time and research, new and acceptable recipe cards were written out and added. All was well . . . until we were invited to a pot luck dinner. As the new recipes were reviewed, something was lacking - a delicious, home-style dish we would want to share with our friends.

Getting out the old recipe box was like looking through a treasure chest. There was the cake recipe my mother always fixed for my birthday. There was a friend’s recipe shared with us 30 years ago in her homey kitchen. Another was from Mary who cooked for senior citizens. As the recipes were reviewed, it became apparent each was a treasure embodying warm memories of valued friendships.

If simple recipe cards can invoke such treasured memories of events and people, what else has God surrounded us with which we should treasure?

In the house of the righteous there is much treasure. Proverbs 15:6

Heavenly Father, please open my eyes to see the treasures, earthly and eternal, which You have bestowed upon me for the purpose of blessing others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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