Thursday, October 11, 2012

THANKFUL THURSDAY...we are chosen

A few years ago when my husband and I walked the halls of the Louvre Museum in Paris, our breath was taken away as we took in the beauty of amazing works of art. Artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, with each stroke, created masterpieces.

There are alot of people who have an eye for art, and there is none like the Master of all Masterpieces, God can spot a masterpiece even before the first stroke of paint is applied. Unfortunately, few of us comprehend that we have value far greater than any masterpiece that can be housed at such great art museums like the Louvre where the famous Mona Lisa resides. Most of us instead see our value more like one that could be found at the corner garage sale, marked down for a quick sale. Most of us see ourselves as something just ordinary and not worth much.

I guess, most of us, at some point in our lives have experienced some sense of feeling thrown away like a rummage sale special, either by divorce, a friends rejection, criticism from others or even rebellion of a teen child. No matter who we are or what social position we hold in society, we all long to hear the words, "I love you" and feel like we have value.  Such words are like drops of water on our love starved souls. There is no monetary value that can be placed upon such a feeling.

One of the greatest values that I have stumbled across is found in the book of Isaiah...

"I have chosen you and have not rejected you." Isaiah 41:9

We have been chosen?

Absolutely! Today is THANKFUL THURSDAY and I am ever so grateful that heavenly treasures are never thrown away. We are not garage sale throw aways....we are God's treasured masterpieces.

What are you grateful for today? Please join us this week by linking up your TT post below.







8 comments:

Beth in NC said...

Hi Laurie, it has been ages since I have visited or participated in Thankful Thursday.

I am grateful God chose us too!

Have a wonderful day!
Bth

myheartsmission said...

A good reminder that we are God's masterpiece. :) God bless you, thank you for the opportunity to link up.

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful message Laurie and one that I needed to hear this morning! Thank you Father :) Have a wonderful day!

Jennifer Lambert said...

It's definitely important to make our kids feel valued. Working on changing my words and attitude to EXPRESS to them how much I value them as people.

bp said...

Oh yes, we all long for that. Thanks for the encouraging post.

Bethany

MyJourneyBack said...

Beautiful post. Thanks for this reminder. Your right sometimes it is really hard to remember.
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Blessed Friday.
Sherry

MyJourneyBack said...

Beautiful post. Thanks for this reminder. Your right sometimes it is really hard to remember.
Thanks for hosting.
Have a Blessed Friday.
Sherry

Denise said...

Beautiful post my friend.