My hope was that being on the island during a storm would give me the first opportunity to gather the treasures left on the shore. So last night I went out during the first low tide we’ve had in nearly a week. It was dark and I was the only one out there with my little red headlamp scanning the shore. I made a beeline about a mile down to the place that will have shells if there are any to be found, and found nothing! I didn’t even get to see a turtle coming up to nest! It ended up that the only treasure I found was some alone time without human interference. With no one to distract me, my heart poured out to the Lord of how grateful I am for all He has done for me. I needed to be reset, and ready for the next challenge. Though I had set out to find gifts from the sea, I walked away with so much more, a treasure that can only be found by reaching out to the Father - peace, comfort, and a feeling of being loved.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21