We treasure things that we value and embrace with joy, whether we store them in a box, display them on a shelf, hold them in our hearts, or keep them in our thoughts. Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34). What we treasure reveals who we are and what we value. When we pay attention to why we choose to treasure certain things, we can gain new insight into what deeply matters to us.
The treasures of our heart connect us with our past, reminding us of places we have been, hardships we have faced, significant events in our lives, and people who have been important to us. All that we treasure reveals what we hold most dear. The treasures of our hearts hold our memories and dreams and invite us to ponder the hope that is ours in Christ.
This message is an excerpt from “Treasure of our hearts” by Julia A. Kanarr in the December 2020 issue of Gather magazine. Today we remember Jiřī Tranovský, hymnwriter, who died in 1637.