Three young ladies were asked to bring in their most prized possessions. The first brought in a box filled with dolls. “My daddy used to get me a new one whenever he went someplace new,” she explained. “Every time I got one it reminded me of how much he loves me.”
The second brought in a bag containing a number of dresses. “My mother made each of these with her own two hands,” she said, “with every stitch I saw how much my mother loved and cared about me.”
The last brought in a small sack, out of it she pulled a Bible. “My Father gave this to me with great care,” she stated. “He showed me his love and devotion on every page and every day I open it and am reminded of his love, looking forward to the time when I can be with him forever.”
The beauty of the pages of Scripture is unmatched by anything this world has to offer. As much as we value the prized possessions from those we love, we must be focused even more on laying up treasures in Heaven (Matthew 6:19-21). The Psalmist wrote, “With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psalm 119:10-11).
What is your most prized possession?