OUR LORD IS OUR TREASURE
The Lord Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. He is the only exact representation of the Father. If we have seen Him, we have seen the Father.
The Lord Jesus is the highest and most excellent expression of God. He is the most perfect and the most incorruptible person who walked in our midst.
One day, He went to His friends home to visit Martha and Mary. Martha was doing the work of preparation for dinner and got irritated because Her sister Mary was sitting with Jesus listening to Him. Martha spoke up and said to Jesus, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”
Martha was being a good host and was taking care of the hospitality for the visit. She was attending to the material details of hosting Jesus and His disciples in their home.
Mary, however, was enraptured with the presence of the Lord and could not pull herself away from the source and center of all existence.
Jesus noted this when He replied to Martha, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Mary had sensed that spending time in the presence of Jesus was the most valuable commodity that could be pursued.
Jesus is our treasure. While we are living on the earth and cloaked in our earthly bodies, we are able to seek Jesus and spend time with Him. This span of time that we pull away from other activities and seek Him is the most precious treasure we will have for the rest of eternity.
These moments of closeness will be before we see Him in His mind-shattering glory. The earth will shake at the power of His presence. Anybody who meets Him after that event will have a certain distance while those who grappled to believe in Him and be subject to Him without seeing Him will be blessed.
The Lord whom they trusted and loved by faith, will retain the relationship that was built in silence and darkness and sorrow and trembling and loneliness and distance.
Use your time on earth to adore the Lord in worship and prayer. Spend time with the Lord at all costs for the bible advises us thusly: "He is no fool who sells what he can never keep to buy what he can never lose."