Hidden Treasures

From the desk of Savannah J

Recently my son and I sat down to watch the movie, “Air Bud.” Now, I know “Air Bud” is a children’s movie and both my son and I are grown, but on occasion, we enjoy a good kiddie flick.  The movie, for those who may not be familiar, is about a young man, Josh Framm (played by Kevin Ziggers) who wants to play basketball for his school.

One day while out practicing, Josh is befriended by Buddy, a dog who has run away from his abusive owner. Much to Josh’s amazement, Buddy is quite skilled at playing basketball himself. The two become inseparable.

As I sat watching the movie, I noticed something, I hadn’t before. The character played by actor, Bill Cobbs was a former New York Knicks player, now living in relative, obscurity. Although, Arthur Chaney (Cobb’s character) had been working in Josh’s school as a custodian for awhile, no one seemed to notice who he was; that is until Josh figured it out.

As the movie continued, the main coach was fired for abusing one of the students. Josh stepped up and suggested to the principle to make Chaney the new coach. The principle had no idea, they had this hidden treasure in the form of Arthur with them all along.

Josh Framm was wise enough to look beyond Chaney’s current outer appearance, and see the jewel beneath. Because he did this, their team finished champions. There is another piece here that also comes into play. The principle listened to Josh. Just think of the outcome had she not.

In our lives, there are always hidden treasures; people we overlook for one reason or another. They are homeless, or loud and abrasive, or slow to speak or maybe even shy and introverted. For some reason, they just don’t seem to bring anything to the table.

The Bible says in Hebrews 13:2 “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Now, I don’t believe the Word meant to be foolish here and not use caution with people; especially in today’s world. What I do believe it means, is not to overlook those who seem insignificant. You may be surprised who God will use to bless you.

Until we meet again, “may the blessings of The Lord Jesus Christ be upon your spirits.” Philippians 4:23

Savannah J

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