Do you have a special possession?
If someone asked me that, I would have to think awhile because I’m not very attached to “things”. I’d probably say the ring that my mother left to me when she went home to heaven is special to me. It became invaluable to me after she was gone.
My own wedding ring is also important to me. It symbolizes almost 40 years of love and commitment between my husband and I. Every five years we changed or added to my ring so when I look at it, I see the history of us building a marriage that has lasted through many storms. After our son who was a Phoenix Police Officer was killed in the line of duty, I added some blue sapphires onto my wedding ring in honor and remembrance of a great son and the awesome man he grew up to be. Precious.
My eyes were opened to my real answer to that question this morning as I was reading in Ezekiel that God says he is the special possession of the priests. The priests were not allowed to own any property or land. God was all they needed. God took care of them and he didn’t want them to be distracted by other possessions.
Wow! This applies to me! God takes care of me and provides for me. He doesn’t want me to be distracted by possessions.
My relationship with God is my very special possession. I can’t imagine life without him. There is nothing I own – my mother’s ring and my ring included – that gives me the love, joy and strength that God gives me. Nothing gives me the forgiveness and freedom that only comes from God.
Yes, God is my special possession. My relationship with him is so much more precious and perfect than anything I could ever buy or own.
I live my life in gratitude for all you are, Abba Father, and for all you have done for me.