My daughter was given a lovely candle in a glass jar. This wasn’t an ordinary candle but one with a secret inside.
A foil pouch was buried somewhere deep within the wax. There was hidden treasure that took patience to uncover. The candle itself had a pleasing aroma and was more than just the medium to hold the surprise. It was part of the gift.
When the candle burned down enough to see the foil pouch, the excitement mounted. It was still firmly embedded so still not quite ready to retrieve. Oh, the anticipation!
Eventually, the pouch was removed and opened. A beautiful ring was inside. It had been worth the wait.
When I was reflecting on this I thought of the hidden treasure inside each of us. There have been times I knew there must be more to life than what I’ve experienced. Like the new candle, I examine my life and wonder what else it might hold.
Buried deep inside are passions, abilities and many others gifts I wasn’t fully aware of. The hidden treasure only started to show itself when I allowed the love of Jesus to soften my heart. When I put my trust in Jesus the gifts he’s given me are free to emerge.
What Jesus has done in my life is wonderful but it can’t hold a candle to the treasure I’ve found in my relationship with him.
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. (2 Corinthians 4:7 NLT)
4 thoughts on “Hidden Treasure”
How very nice Tandy. It looks like Princess Kate’s engagement ring 🙂 You are blessed and you are blessing others. Happy New Year to you. Love, Shirley
Thanks for your comments Shirley. The candles are an interesting concept and the ring in this one does look like a princess ring. Our family is blessed and I thank God for that everyday.
That’s really lovely Tandy.
Thanks so much and Happy New Year to you and the whole family.
Thank you Noel. Happy New Year to you as well.
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