Monday, March 28, 2011

The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl (Matthew 13: 44-46)

 “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.  “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.  When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.  Matthew 13:44-46

What is heaven like?  It is so wonderful that when you discover it, you realize that everything else pales by comparison.  Imagine getting everything that you strive for here on earth - wealth, physical beauty, athletic ability, academic ability,  that cool car, that awesome mansion, etc.  Whatever you can imagine - if you gained all of that and then "discovered" heaven, you would trade it all for heaven.  In fact, once you focus on the treasures that come from following Christ, you realize that all other earthly goals and treasures are hollow and meaningless without putting Christ/God/heavenly things first.

All power, all glory, all treasures originate from God!  Thank you God for all the blessings that I have received and all that I will receive today!  May you give me the wisdom to use these blessings according to Your Will.  Amen 

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