His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.” Matthew 25:23 RSV
“Look Mom, I found my barrette the dog buried,” Lori exclaimed gleefully as she ran into the house with the found treasure. My four-year-old cherished that barrette as I lovingly place it in her sunny blond hair. Now we could enjoy using it again.
The Bible reminds us of the uselessness of burying our “treasure.” If fact, we are reminded of a man who received one piece of money (talent) from his master. Instead of wisely investing it, he dug a hole and buried it—thus ending its usefulness. The talents we hide will never go to the furtherance of the Lord’s kingdom. We bury them by giving reason upon reason why we cannot begin to use our gifts. Let us today ask the Lord to help us uncover those gifts and use them for his glory.
Lord, Please remind us daily that one talent yielded to you can bless many more than many talents buried and never used. Thank you that you patiently wait for us to uncover our talents.
I love to walk with and write about our great God and my Savior, Jesus Christ. Now in my senior years, I can say, looking back at the joys, difficulties, and challenges of life, "I know that my Redeemer lives," (Job 19:25 NIV). I am a retired teacher and author of many published articles, and contributor to two books--God Still Meets Needs (Littleton)and Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ (Wilburn,Butts). I am also author of In God's Creation: Devotions for the Outdoors and In God's Creation: Devotions for the Beach. Both books are available on Amazon and www.booknofurther.com.