“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
My Nana often used the expression “There are no pockets in a shroud”. It popped in to my mind as I was reading these parables. Jesus is essentially saying that earthly riches, no matter what form they may take, pale in to insignificance with the promised riches, rewards, treasures and wonders that await those who seek, find and keep God at the forefront of their life. Knock and the door shall be opened, seek and you will find ask and it will be given. Those who pursue their search with sincerity show by their actions that God is with them. The earthly peace they find is in their searching and at the end of their days on earth will be rewarded in the finding of everlasting peace. True and priceless treasure indeed.
Loving God, Thank you for everything you have blessed me with. Your generosity knows no bounds. May I continue to be guided by you and follow faithfully the teachings of your son that keep me on the path to your Kingdom and all it promises. Amen
Thank God for all that you are blessed with and take time to reflect on the fact that the promises, rewards and wonders of the life to come are greater than anything we have in this life Be truly thankful that these will be given freely to all who continue their journey in faith