This post was written for Five Minute Friday
Word prompt--TREASURE
Five minutes to free write about it

Treasure: valuable or precious possessions -- accumulated or stored wealth -- a stash of money or jewels (as in buried treasure) -- anyone or anything that is greatly valued...  

This week's prompt made me think of Matthew 6:19-21, which says, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, or where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Long before I met Jesus and invited Him to become Lord of my life, and long before I became acquainted with the above Scripture, I had an earthly treasure--a box full of beautiful jewelry that had been given to me on different occasions. I didn't wear it much, but enjoyed looking through it. Then one day I came home to the heartbreaking discovery that our apartment had been broken into, and my box was gone. 

Years later, I filled a box with treasure of a different kind. Memories of God's grace, and little things that brought me joy. Not something a thief would steal, but something of great value to me.


  1. Sweet! I love that treasure box.
    Blessings to you and yours!

  2. So sorry your first box was taken; but no one can take that second box!

  3. I love the idea of a treasure box like that.

  4. Life is a treasure!
    This is a wonderful post. It helps me think about what is truly valuable.

  5. Your treasure box is indeed...a treasure!

  6. I love what you did with your treasure box

  7. What a lovely box, full of reminders of God's faithfulness!

  8. What a special way to forgive as well. It humbles me that you made the box even more special with these reminders.
    Thank you for sharing.

  9. Beautiful thoughts today! We really need to let go of things that don't bring us closer to God...not just material things, but things like, anger, jealousy, hatred, bad habits, etc. It's hard to lose things that are important to you, but like you, I have learned the most important things aren't things.

  10. Simply beautiful thoughts! I had been meditating on the Word and this came to mind. I am very glad I stopped by. I am very late visiting everyone but grateful for all the visits I get from wonderful people. Thank you for stopping by. I have enjoyed coming over, have a great week.

  11. A lovely box, Sandra. And such a wonderful idea.


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