Hidden Treasures


I spent 5 days in this beautiful house in Amsterdam, each morning walking to the third floor only to find the curtains pictured above. On my last evening in the house I went upstairs to blow dry my hair. As I flipped my head over and turned on the hair dryer, I saw the floor of a balcony peeking out from the bottom of the curtain. I pulled back the curtains, pushed through the door, stepped out on the balcony and found this beautiful view.

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We had our very own slice of hidden treasure, and if I hadn’t looked just right I would have missed it completely. Often I think it’s like that with God. We open our Bibles, show up for church, sing along with the worship band, take notes, then we leave and go back to our busy lives as normal. We go through the motions but never really encounter God.

Matthew 13:44 says “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.”

We see the field but we never really know what’s in it if we don’t look hard enough. I want to be like this man. I don’t want to drive by and see the field. I want to sell all that I have to buy the field, play in the dirt and find all the hidden treasure that is to be found.

My prayer is that no matter where I’m at or what I am doing that I will take time to dig into the word of God and other forms of worship to encounter the true, living God. I pray that no matter how old or how young we are that we will never stop searching for the hidden treasures of who God is.

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