Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Searching for Sharks Teeth
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field” Matthew 13:44.
When our children were little they adored searching for sharks teeth at the beach. Many days over the years have been combing through sand, adjusting eyes to the ground and watching them chase seagulls. These images and memories warm my heart as I think back to those days of yesteryear. After many failed treasure hunts my husband finally got the idea to purchase some sharks teeth and toss them out in areas of the beach where they were searching. The joy of their discoveries was matched by our joy of watching them discover the prize.
My heart is warmed this morning as I picture our Father tossing the treasures of the kingdom in areas He knows we will search. He tenderly places His love and compassion in people with whom we come in contact. He methodically and intentionally plants His grace in the mounds of circumstances that we will experience. We are surrounding by His touches and our lives are scattered with His blessings. When we turn to Him and find the full measure of God we will only be interested in the treasures of the kingdom of heaven. We will be sold out for God and will stroll along our journey searching for the plantings of the Lord.
I can just see the delight and joy on the face of God as He anticipates our discoveries of His blessings. I can only imagine His smile as we experience the wonders of His plan. His joy is complete as we accept His offerings for our lives with joy and commitment.
But we must walk that stretch of beach…we must stroll among His word…we must develop a heart for the hidden treasures of God. He is lovingly and delightfully watching… planning… arranging ...just waiting for our eyes to discover the prize.
‘Set your hearts on things above…Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things’ Col. 3:1-2. ‘Let us fix our eyes on Jesus’ Hebrews 12:2.