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A Little Stained Glass Box
by Trish Thompson
06/16/05
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I dreamt that there was a little stained glass box, and somehow I knew it belonged to me, it was the prettiest box, colored in rainbow hues, full of treasures I could not see.

The edges were covered with bright copper foil holding each piece to the next, and the solder that held the foil in place was like silvery jewels shining in the light.

I longed to see the treasures, to take them out one by one, but something held me back, I just wasn't ready, other things first needed to be done.

I needed to learn to wait on God's timing, to be patient, and learn from His word - for He'd taken my heart, and I belonged to Him, and I knew He had knowledge to impart.

So I read and I studied, and the changes came to be, I began to trust and have faith that all would be well, and hope sprung up and grew in my heart, there were good things ahead, I could tell.

And all the while that little box sat right in front of me, promising that it held all kinds of delight, and when I was ready, I'd be able to take off the top, and the hidden treasures would all come to light.

At last the time was right, and my dreams were about to come true, the rainbow colors of the box were more beautiful than ever, when into my life God brought the most wonderful thing, a gift for my heart, when He brought me you.

That was what was needed to open the box, tho it was given to one to hold til the right time, it had to be opened by two.

We lifted the top, and all the unseen treasures flooded out, filling our world to the brim - tho unseen, they are the riches that are beyond any price, gifts that came straight from Him.

Inside there was love, vibrant and true, and delight in each new day that we share, and happiness untold to wrap our hearts up in, and comfort and peace were also there.

Every good thing that makes life a joy, was in that box that opened when I fell in love with you, and the delights that it holds are still spilling out, with all things that are lovely, good and true.

I am so grateful that God gave me that box, and that I had to wait for the right time to begin anew, for the gifts are more precious than ever because I get to share each one of them with you.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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