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Topic: Blessed (11/29/04)
TITLE: Recovering Lost Treasures
By Mitzi Busby
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I went back to work taking product orders and entering them into the system so they could be produced and shipped. I did not give much thought to Sylvia’s small act of kindness.
Later that day, a lady that I work for entered my office talking about a plastic trunk that was found in Alabama while her brother was moving into a house. This trunk had been stored in a warehouse in our city for eight years before being mixed in with the belongings of my coworker’s brother, Brian. The items ended up one state away. All property that had been shipped by mistake was donated to Goodwill. It seemed impossible to find the original owners. Everything was donated except for this one rubber trunk. I didn’t remember owning such a trunk, but I opened it to take a peak, having stored my belongings at the same warehouse years ago.
I had discovered a hidden treasure that I didn’t even remember losing. They were the baby clothes that were worn by my ten-year-old daughter, Katie, when she was an infant. Inside the trunk I found a Noah’s Ark quilt that my mother sewed by hand for my daughter. It had a blood stain on it from where she cut her first tooth. I cried when I lifted Katie’s Christening gown from the box. The dress and bonnet were slightly yellow, but there were so many memories of that day, March 24, 1995. . . . I held the three-month-old in my arms and shared a song describing the miracle that I held. “Tiny hands, tiny feet, delicate, yet so complete, little wonder from above, you’re God’s perfect gift of love.”
It was a blessing to receive those precious treasures back. It was nothing short of a small miracle. I am blessed to have the memories of the dedication of my daughter and the cutting of her first tooth. I am blessed to have a Father whom cares so deeply about the small things in my life.
Just as the plastic trunk was sealed from moths or moisture or damage, we are protected by the Holy Spirit. We are sealed unto that day when our salvation is complete. (2 Cor.1:22) (Eph.1:14)