Hidden TreasureWhen you take gold out of the earth, it is covered in mud and dirt. Sometimes gold is missed because it looks like an ordinary rock. First thing that needs to happen is that a miner must wash away the dirt and grime to recognize the gold that is there. It is so with you my child. When you were first called, I saw the gold that is within you, even if others did not. Let me wash away the dirt and the mud that hides the treasure that is within you, from the world. Let my presence strengthen and encourage you.
As you continue your journey, the cares of life will be as dirt and mud. Know that no matter how soiled, dirty or unrecognizable you think you are, I know who I have made and see the treasure beneath the dirt. Come to Me and I will wash and refresh you. Let my presence wash away and remove anything that keeps you from shining and sharing the treasure I have put inside of you, with others.
See yourself as I see you, my child. You are precious and unique and a gift to the body of Christ. Do not be afraid of what people will say, or how they will treat you. I am your retreat from the world and your place of refreshment. Stand in confidence of who I have made you to be and share what is precious inside you with the world! Amen.