Tom Long asks the question in his book “Shepherds and Bathrobes”: “Have you ever noticed where God placed his treasure on this earth?”
The treasure is not gold, but Gospel. Not silver, but Good News. Not hard, cold cash, but Grace, Love, and Peace. He points out that God could have left it with the politicians, those who are responsible for collecting taxes, building schools, and passing laws, but God didn’t.
God could have left this treasure with Zechariah, the high priest, but his unbelief took him out of the picture. God left the treasure in the least likely of places: in the love, care, and nurture of a first century peasant woman named Mary, chosen as the “handmaiden of the Lord.”
God’s treasure was left with the most powerless figure in the ancient world. Doesn’t that tell you something about God’s grace at work in today’s world?
Where and with whom is God placing treasure on earth today?
NEVER IGNORE A NUDGE OR A WHISPER FROM GOD!