Peculiar Treasures


Oh no!  One’s missing!  My youngest daughter gasped on Easter Sunday with a frightened look on her tiny face.  What?  I quietly whispered as I leaned in close to my precious little one, sitting next to me on the pew.  My Shopkins, one is missing Mommy!  Egg Chick!  Don’t worry, we’ll find her. I consoled.

The next morning, as I stared down at these odd little treasures my daughters so adore, scattered all around the breakfast table, it came to me.   We are God’s peculiar treasures.  He too loves and adores each and every one of us.  He not only cherishes our differences but delights in them!  All of our odd, quirky, idiosyncrasies, characteristics and colors that make up who we are.  All of our strengths as well as our weaknesses; our gifts and our flaws.  He calls each of us by name and if even one is missing He knows, and will stop at no length to find them and bring them home.

“Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  (Romans 8:39 ESV)

We see that in the Bible, David had one thing he desired in life, and his request was this.

“One thing have I asked of the Lord, this only do I seek:  that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”  (Psalm 27:4 NIV)   He realized in his life time, that true happiness, fulfillment and contentment was obtained by being at peace and to be at peace, meant being at peace with God and dwelling in the midst of His Peaceful Presence.

Beloved, God desires the same.  You are His one thing.  There is NO THING; no mistake, no sin, no bondage, no addiction, no words that you’ve spoken, nothing you’ve ever done or will ever do, that would keep Him from loving you, pursuing you and rescuing you! No matter where you are sitting today, whether it’s a church pew, a prison cell or anywhere in between. There is no darkness deep enough that He can’t pull you from it.  He is passionate for you!  So much so that He sent His only Son to die for you, so that you can confidently draw near to Him, coming close to Him in relationship, enjoying your life and living peacefully in His Presence forever!

“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do?  Won’t he leave the ninety-nine other in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it?”  (Luke 15:4 NLT)

You are different, you are peculiar and lovely in His sight!  You are like no other!  You are valued. You are chosen. You are spoken for, just as you are!  You are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God Himself (Psalm 139:14) and you are TREASURED!

God sees you, He knows you, He knows who you are in Him and what you can become! He loves you and He’s got a good plan for you!

If you seek Him, wholeheartedly, you shall find Him!  (Jeremiah 29:13)

I was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see!

Oh! And we found Egg Chick and brought her home!


“Now therefore, If ye will obey my voice, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine.”  (Exodus 19:5 KJV)

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  1. I really loved this story backed up with the real quotes reminding me these are God’s words to us, His loving promises and His actions!!!!! As seen in the gospels. Thanks for the reminders Holy Chic!

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