Saturday, September 4, 2010

good things come in small packages

when you think of the good things that come in small packages,
what do you think of first?

diamond earrings?

keys to a porsche?

a baby in the manger?

a mustard seed?

"I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed,
you can say to this mountain, 'move from here to there' and it
will move.  nothing will be impossible for you."  matthew 17:20

here's what the mustard seed becomes:

i thought of the diamond earrings, too.  :)



My Grama's Soul said...

Dear sweet Lea.....not to brag.......but I have had the things you mentioned (less the babe in the manger) and truly.......the best thing is the mustard seed!!!!



Jo said...

What a lovely post...!

(also Jo... ;-)

Farm Girl said...

Another lovely post and while the ear rings made me catch my breath, the faith of the mustard seed is much more precious, as is the baby in the manger.
Thanks for a sweet post,
Still laughing about your perfect day.:)

Sandy said...

I have diamonds, though not
that size, and I almost married
a man who drove a porsche, so
I traveled in one for years.
Both are very nice small packages, to say the least. But I would
choose Jesus and the faith He
gives by His Spirit over
any THING else in this life. :)
I do enjoy nice things though
and believe the Lord wants
good things for His

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Yes, isn't that awesome??? We serve an awesome God who can take our little and bring about Huge!!! abundance when yielded to Him!

My Dad had a Porsche and we all enjoyed it...the diamond earrings set it a box, they are pierced and I can't wear pierced those things are just temporary good things.
Thanks for the post.

Blondie's Journal said...

I agree with Janette, everything else is temporary!


Mountain Mama said...

Hmmm... Temporary? Eternal? As beautiful and nice as the temporary might be - I think I will stick to the sweet manger baby and the faith of a mustard seed.

Creative post. Thanks.

Single and Sane said...

How awesome it is to see that mustard seed grow into a tree! I agree, very creative post.


Henley on the Horn said...

Sweet post!

High Heeled Life said...

Wonderful post ... interesting to see how much of the "things" lose their luster after time.. but all the wonderful gifts from God - such as nature go on forever an always bring a smile. Hugs..HHL

Cheri Bunch said...

You are so cute!!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a fun post. I've never had diamonds or porsche and don't miss them but faith is a very precious thing.

Dianne said...

This post reminds me of the quote, "He who has God and everything else has nothing more than he who has God alone." nuff said!


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

W*O*N*D*E*R*F*U*L post, sweet Lea.
Hope your weekend is a lovely one. Have a happy Sunday, sending some sunbeams your way, do you see those coming yet? ;)

Rosie said...

oh dear one what an insightful off for a bit of time with mom. Thank you for your sweet words and I will stop by when I return home... before I get back at my "to do" list...have a wonder filled Rosie

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Since I can't press to email you back on your comment from my blog...since it says "no comment reply" I had to come back and say...just think what my daughter will go through with five brothers???....they give her such a hard time...I can just hear them say "false advertising" poor girls!! Or it will be "you look like girl!!!"

Just Be Real said...

Perfectly said Lea. Amen. Blessings to you on this day.

Vee said...

Having never owned diamond earrings and wearing no diamond on my finger perhaps helps me know where to place my mustard seed faith. Course, sometimes the faith is so much tinier than a mustard seed that I must take it by faith that He has given to everyone "a measure of faith." Thanks for that visual of what a mustard seed becomes...I had no idea!

Sonja said...

Very wise words Lea... yes, the VERY best things come in small packages! I keep telling my grandkids that, but they still love those big boxes! My prayer for them and for me is to treasure those very best of all gifts... the small packages that change everything...

loved this :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post, Lea! :)

For The Love of Old Books said...

Oh Lea, What a beautiful post. Better than diamonds and things of the world, our Lord shows us the treasures that are in heaven and in us today with our faith.


Marydon said...

G'day ~
All the pretties in the world aren't worth the one mustard seed treasure.

Beautiful write ...

Have a beautiful holiday weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

trish said...

I absolutely love this post. :o)

Susan B said...

A beautiful post Lea. Thank you.

Girl Meets Paris said...

Loved your post on the perfect day, and now being reminded of faith... The icing on the cake!

Jenny said...

I thought of our Granddaughters. They warm my whole being with joy.