Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WOYWW: The Treasure is Us!

 What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday finds me
with all sorts of litter on my desk
that I have to get rid of!
Can you imagine painting on top of a pile of junk mail,
letters, newspapers, magazine pages, etc?
Well, that's what I am doing now!

Jesus' parables have many layers of meaning,
and the parable I am reading this morning is from 
Matthew chapter 13"
"The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure
buried in a field, which a person finds
and hides again, and out of joy
goes and sell all he has and buys that field."

The treasure is God and His Word.
We should buy that field (which is of much less cost
than the treasure buried in it!)
so that we will know what God has in store for us.

 Our inheritance as His sons and daughters is waiting for us!
There is nothing in this world
that can compare to the treasure hidden in the life with God.
That is why saints and martyrs through the ages
gave up everything to find that treasure!

 But the treasure in the field is also us!
We are God's treasures!
He gave up His only Son to claim us for His own!
We are valuable to Him, He made us,
and that is why He wants to rescue us
from the "field", the world, with all its sin and darkness.

It is the Feast Day of Saint Martha yesterday. 
She who had the audacity to complain to Jesus 
that her sister Mary was not helping her with her chores! 
She who chose the "lesser portion" of 
working while Jesus was around! 
The Lord then said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious 
and troubled about many things. 
But one thing is necessary. 
Mary has chosen the good portion 
which will not be taken from her." (Luke 10:38-42)

In John 11:19-27, during the wake of her brother Lazarus, 
she rushes out to meet the Lord. 
She left all her work, and there must 
have been much more to do 
as there were so many visitors condoling with them. 
She rushed out to meet Jesus and talk to Him, 
eventually declaring, "Yes, Lord, I have come to believe 
that You are the Christ, the Son of God."

To come to this realization, 
I believe that Martha took Jesus' gentle reprimand to heart. 
I believe that she too chose the good portion, the best part.
 I believe that she took the time to ponder, 
to pray, to put the things of God in her heart. 
The seed grew and her faith blossomed.

We too should choose the good portion. 
We should take the time to listen to God's Word, 
ponder it, plant it in our heart. 
Let's be prepared because God wants 
to show us amazing things!

I finished this funny looking thing yesterday.
What do you think I'll call him?




Blessings!
Patsy

16 comments:

  1. Hello Patsy. Amen, Amen, Amen! We are indeed treasures of our loving Heavenly Father! He is indeed treasure we should be seeking.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

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  2. He is a funny looking thing but he's happy and really made me smile!! And you're right, people are the real treasure of the world.
    Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

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  3. Lovely work, as ever. I'm with Jan - he totally made me smile, No thoughts on a name, but will look forward to knowing what you call him in the end. The pouch makes me think kangaroo...don't they call them Joey's? Doesn't seem to fit - but he IS cute as can be.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (5)

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  4. great post with wonderful thoughts there Patsy we are so blessed in the LORD are we not?

    .. and need to sit at His feet and drink in His word... re the latest comer to your blog perhaps big ears :D or maybe that is too rude! :D
    happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #27

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  5. Beautiful artwork! Love the little bunny at the end, I would call it Pocket Bunny. #37

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  6. Oh I think a lot of us totally understand the whole working on top of the pile scenario!

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  7. It looks like a productive work space! xx Jan (57)

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  8. I love the way you start your art work, very clever and the finished pieces are great.
    I think he should be called Big Ears.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #38

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  9. Stunning artwork as always. Take care Zo xx 43

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  10. Great art. I would have complained to Jesus that my sister wasn't helping at one time in my life. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us today.
    Blessings, Carole, Word Art Wednesday

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  11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your post today! I'm so much a Martha. Thanks for sharing such encouragement! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #64

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  12. I love your creativity and loved this post!

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  13. I just hate working on top of a pile.....love your paintings and post. So true of us humans.....we find that treasure, we know it's precious....and we bury it......only thank goodness to go dig it up again. I think the older I get, the more I understand the silly ness of burying something precious....this treasure needs to be like silver, Displayed and polished every single day, or it ends up being buried (kinda like my project that under that DERN pile you mentioned)

    Thank you for your kind visit and words,

    Hugs, Robin #81

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  14. Hi Patsy! I hope that things are well at your end of the world - things in Las Vegas Nevada are going well - there's always so much to be grateful for! Thanks for sharing in our challenge this week, and God bless you!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  15. Thanks for visiting my blog this week and so sorry it has taken me so long to return the visit. Those are beautiful pieces of work Patsy ... I do so admire your artwork. Hope you get as much fun out of your Gelli when it arrives as I do out of mine ... love it so far but really need to start experimenting now rather than just keep doing what I've managed so far! Can't wait to see how you get on with it. Love Debbie xXx

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  16. Lovely artwork as always. I'd call the little fella "Fingy".
    Hugs, Neet x

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy