This past week we experienced the brown time between the snow and green grass. I was strolling around the yard, noticing all the dead grass and flowers from last year when my eye caught a sparkle like a diamond poking it's head out of brand new growth. It honestly looked like a real diamond. I thought, wow...I bet there are more of these treasures out here if I just look. So that's what I did. I searched all over the woods and yard and these pictures are just a few of the things I found. I know it was His Presence shining and bringing joy even in the ugly things around me.
Revelation 21:11 "It shown with The Glory of God, and it's brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal."
It's my job to search and look for wisdom as I did for these "jewels".
Proverbs 2:3-6...and if you look for it (wisdom) as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Colossians 2:3 ....Christ "in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."
I sometimes wonder why I feel like I am drowning in all the mire around me. I need to stop and think...what am I focusing on? There is real treasure all around me if I look and search for it!
You may need to enlarge these pictures to find all the jewels ;)