The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden

"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. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it."

In the beginning it seemed that God, and his kingdom, was anything but hidden. Yet since Adam left the garden God has seemed to be increasingly invisible to us. I remember how, when I was young, I did not even think about God when I was in my early twenties. But then a moment came when I bowed my heart to Jesus and that which seemed invisible was now visible to me. That which seemed hidden was found.

Can you imagine going through life never knowing that you were loved by a distant relative? What would it be like to discover one day that they had died and left you a great inheritance? And how would you react when you found letters to you that blessed and nourished your life? What effect would these discoveries have on your life? And even greater is the treasure bestowed on us in Christ Jesus.

Open my heart Father to the treasure that is the Lord Jesus Christ.

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