I searched several dictionaries to see how it defines treasure, first it always speaks of money, jewels, valuables, something held in high regard, precious.
Treasures, oh treasures could refer to a host of different things.
I have reflected lately about what the word treasures means in my life past and present. I have held many things over the years in high regard, not that they were all that valuable. I have had collections of nick-nacks and whatnots. Over the years we have had many cars, a motorcycle, a boat, businesses, jewelry,.............well you get the picture.
All of these things at one time in my life I would have considered a treasure of some sort. You know one must keep up with the Joneses, so to speak:)
I started to think a bit deeper on the subject and what my heart held as treasures past and present. In the past as much as I enjoyed the treasures above I still had other treasures, yet, they weren't tangible items. These were self absorbed "ME TIME" things.
Years ago the Lord began to open my eyes to what my heart treasures were and where my time went. I started to see that as much as I loved my children, I didn't see they were my most valuable treasures. As the Lord slowly peeled away the layers of the old me, I began to see my children in a whole new light. The want for "Me Time" and tangible items faded away, it was replaced with a great desire to spend time with my children talking with them, teaching them, and getting to know their interests and dreams, loving them fully, and soaking them in. The desire to hold my children as valuable treasures is now a great passion in my life.
I still have some collections that I enjoy, but thankful I now see all of those things are just temporal. My true treasures can last for an eternity!