My trip to California was sweet. I was able to re-connect with old friends from church and my best friend.
My first day, my friends and I met in San Francisco and instead of going straight home they took me to Moraga and 16th. I worked in Sanfo for 3.5 years and I never once heard of the mosaic stairs. The artisan project was a beauty in itself with succulents all around. But getting to the top to see a breath taking view of San Francisco was worth the climb. It was only 163 steps, but for someone who hates stairs it might as well be 1,163 steps! Did I mention it was free?
There are “hidden”treasures right under our noses. Sometimes our appetite for everything grandeur overlooks simple beauties. The best things in life sometimes are free. Not everything expensive is the best, that is a fallacy.
We look hard and go extreme to experience wonders and sights, but there is beauty in simplicity. Re-discover and explore, for you might find gemstones hidden in plain sight.
Let me end by saying that in our spiritual life, we are bound to re-discover “hidden” treasures and wonders. Re-discover your first love and re-kindle the fire the first time you fell in love with Jesus.
God’s wonders never go stale. His mercies and love are always free, always fresh.
…The LORD’S loving-kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.-Lamentations3:23
Go ahead, re-discover. Be amazed and be refreshed.