Sunday, April 8, 2012

Treasure for Tomorrow~

It's a funny thing about words.

Sometimes, we don't truly grasp the meaning of all they imply or are intended to convey until a time further down the road. Often, at a time when we least expect it, but need a revelation the most, words spoken long before, speak to our heart.

This was the case for the disciples.

They had followed Christ, only to desert Him in His time of greatest need.  They had witnessed the suffering He had endured, and they had beheld His lifeless body on the cross of Calvary. 

They had also been given the awesome privilege of being eyewitnesses to His resurrected body. 

It was His resurrection that took them back in memory to another time and another place where Jesus' words were spoken, but not truly understood.  Not until this very moment, that is.

The scene of remembrance was the temple. 

Merchants, with only dollar signs in mind, were selling their goods.  Instead of a house of worship, the temple was now a place of theft, corruption and human greed. 

Jesus raised His voice and His hands and put a stop to this mockery.  As tables were turned over, and the business in the temple was turned up side down, tempers flared.

 The Jewish leaders demanded, “What are you doing? If God gave you authority to do this, show us a miraculous sign to prove it.”

“All right,” Jesus replied. “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

“What!” they exclaimed. “It has taken forty-six years to build this Temple, and you can rebuild it in three days?” But when Jesus said “this temple,” he meant his own body. 

 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered he had said this, and they believed both the Scriptures and what Jesus had said. ~ John 2:18-22

Sometimes,

it takes a journey,

desertion,

persecution,

suffering,

death,

or in this case,

a resurrection,

to open our eyes to the truth God has already placed in our heart days, months or even years before.

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As we daily walk with God and dig deep into the riches of His Word, we uncover spiritual truth and heavenly treasures.

Some are realized the moment we discover them.

Some, however, are not completely unwrapped or truly appreciated and understood until a future moment in time.

Some scriptures are just words on a page that have yet to illuminate our heart and mind.

But, rest assured.

There will come a time when the very Words of Life we have heard before will come back

           to fill our heart with hope and

                                         deepen our faith in our Lord. 

In a moment when we least expect it,
but when we need HIS revelation the most,
words spoken long before,
will speak to our heart~

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1 comment:

  1. 'Some scriptures are just words on a page that have yet to illuminate our heart and mind." I like this, Stacy.

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