Some great movies and numerous stories are told surrounding “the treasure”. It is something our kids have latched on to without really teaching them about it....we often find them digging in the dirt or in search of treasures. When I think of treasure one thing that comes to mind is pirates.....men and women who would do anything and go anywhere in search of the treasure their heart desires. While each of us don’t sail the seas looking for ships to rob, plunder and seek the hidden treasure, we do have more in common than you might think. Each of us has a “treasure” or a vision of the treasure we are seeking in our hearts. It gets us out of bed each day for something, maybe it’s providing for the family, caring for children, an expensive car, a dream house, a wonderful retirement......what is the treasure you’re seeking?
As I (Brian) was thinking of this question I must admit the treasure that I have sought after were often from selfish desires. Things that may look good on the outside, may make sense, may make others happy.....however the underlying desire was to find my own treasure and what was best for “me”. We have made many decisions over the last few years that to most would seem irrational....why quit good jobs, why give up a comfortable life, why sell everything of value we have......““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 NIV. We have found a treasure that surpasses any worldly gain and that is Jesus Christ. Now that we know what a true treasure is we cannot go on doing what we always have....as we now hold the treasure of Salvation in our hearts......if you don’t know this treasure we would be happily to share the map with you!
Gunner's latest bug find....
Moriah and her new shirt and shoes from Grandma and Grandpa.
Just hanging and and having fun together!