Buried Treasure

Matthew 13:44″The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”

How cool would it be to find buried treasure? Jesus’ emphasis here is on the price the man is ready to pay to invest in this treasure that is far greater than what he already owns. And yet how many of us do the exact opposite of this? We will hold on to what little we have in the here and now and don’t realize the treasure we have in Christ. We think stuff, relationships, money, fame, power or (fill in the blank) is going to bring us satisfaction. We will spend our whole lives pursuing after something that will leave us broke and empty when we could have had unspeakable treasure. I want to be like the man in the parable. Because it is only in God, in Christ, that joy and satisfaction will be found. That whatever comes my way in life, through the up and downs and the highs and lows it’s in You alone I’m satisfied.

– Allison