The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. Deuteronomy 7:6b
I follow a group on Facebook called “Things Found In Walls – And Other Hidden Things.” It’s a festinating group. The purpose is that followers can share what they find while renovating their homes or discovered elsewhere on their properties. You should see some of the cool relics and artifacts that are in some of these colonial period homes!
During the recent shelter-in-place that has gone on, many people have taken the opportunity to leave artifacts behind commemorating the novel virus pandemic. Some have left messages written on the inside of the drywall telling their story of 2020. Imagine in the next twenty to forty years what people doing the next renovation would think of these! What treasure!
In Deuteronomy, Moses is telling a new generation of Israelites who they are. After 40 years and all the previous generations who experienced the wonders of the exodus out of Egypt had died, these younger folks had no idea what had gone on first hand. Moses is sharing with them who they were. They were once slaves in Egypt. They were mistreated. They were mistreated. They were undervalued. But God knew otherwise. Buried in the sands of slavery, God uncovered a treasured people. And He was going to take them to a place to be valued forever. And others will be blessed by this treasure. His treasure
And we have been blessed by this treasure. We know that though the people of Israel, Jesus came into this world as the greatest Treasure of all. Through Jesus, you also have been uncovered as valuable treasure. Jesus found you hidden in walls, buried in sand, or even hiding in tall grass out in the yard, forgotten to time. He has found you and is restoring you.
Jesus didn’t hide you again for future generations. He has placed you where you are so through you, others will be blessed. As Jesus has treasured us, we treasure Jesus. He placed us in a valued and through us, others can come to find their value in Jesus.
Written by: Pastor Bartholomew