Sunday, February 17, 2013

Scripture and a Snapshot:Treasures

Home again today from church with Act II of my cold; after running errands yesterday, I spent last night sneezing and coughing.  It's old, already.  
I had chosen a 4th memory verse for the year, but yesterday at our retreat team meeting, someone shared a meditation on Isaiah 45:3, and I knew the Lord was changing my focus.

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.
The English teacher in me zoomed in to that preposition, of.  Somehow in my brain, I had always substituted "in" right there, treasures in darkness
It doesn't say that.  
It says "of".  Treasures of darkness.
This is a winter of season, and a winter of heart.
My spirit is hibernating, and it feels lonely and a little dark and cold in there. 
Yesterday, the speaker reminded us that "I will" means He will, not that He already has, not that He's necessarily doing it right now, but that He promises that the time is coming.
I promise I don't recycle sunrise pictures; we just are really blessed to have spectacular ones in winter.

There's treasure, not just in this season, but because of this season, riches stored in the secret places of a February heart.
Be  blessed,
Linking here.


  1. So can be so difficult to hold onto and understand the now and not yet of this thing called the Christian life but He has come, He is here, and He will return...He has given us every spiritual blessing and He will to just rest in that.

  2. I am believing God for my treasures of darkness. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning!

  3. I am convinced it is in the darkness that I hold onto Him the tightest. For me, the darkness is usually ministry related. Darkness typically falls over seasons of 'not enough'....not enough words to blog...not enough speaking engagements, etc. I've learned that in those seasons, it may seem 'not enough' to me, but for Him there is just the right amount of whatever. He uses those to teach me patience and satisfaction in Him alone. Blessings to you.

    PS I love the sunrise, sunset pics.

  4. Pink, orange, gold...worth rising to see a dawn like this.

  5. Ginger, this is just beautiful!! The photo, the scripture, and the thoughts from your heart!! Thanks for sharing, have a blessed day! :)

  6. Hello Ginger. Sorry to do this here, but I couldn't find a way to contact you through your profile. I am writing a post for my blog on Isaiah 45:3 and would love to use this image with your permission. I would of course credit the image to you and link to this post.