It is always fun to find something you have been looking for. Yesterday, I was at Barnes and Noble in Geneva when Logan (one of my twin sons) said to me, “Dad, I found Handel’s Messiah.” He knew this was something I wanted for Christmas. He had looked all over for the CD, but couldn’t find it anywhere. When he held it up yesterday, he gave me a big smile because he knew this was something I’d wanted. I bought it!
Today, I was antiquing with my wife, oldest son and his wife in Crown Point, IN. We went to an antique mall and entering one stall, I spotted it: a Pfalztgraff tea pot. I had been looking for this item since spotting one (and missing the purchase) 4 years ago at another antique mall. The tea pot matches the pattern on my wife’s dishes and I knew that it was something she would value. (Her birthday is less than 2 weeks away.) Seeing that tea pot brought a big smile to my face. I bought it!!
There are treasures to be found each day. Yesterday, I was at Lifeline Christian Church in Algonquin, when I said hello to a lady at a nearby table. She looked at me and said, “You look much younger than your picture.” She told me that she has seen my picture in Ignite’s monthly publications and I looked younger in person. (I believe I may need a new photographer.) We talked and laughed and I left having made a new friend. Treasure found.
Look for some treasure today. It may come as you read your Bible, interact with others, discover God at work in a new way. (I’ll be working with a potential planter in Joliet tomorrow.) Finding treasure always brings a smile to my face, how about you?