Monday, September 15, 2014


It has been several months ago now that The Today Show told the story of a multimillionaire from New Mexico named Forrest Fenn.  Mr. Fenn had this idea of getting America to turn off their televisions, turn off their video games and go on an adventure.  So he took some of his assets – gold, diamonds, emeralds…probably over a million dollars in valuables – and he put them in a treasure chest, sending America on a treasure hunt.  He provided a poem with nine very obscure clues.  The poem was difficult to decipher.  But thousands of people went off looking for this hidden treasure, using only a poem with nine clues.  He wrote an autobiography called The Thrill of the Chase, and he talks in the book about how the most valuable things, the most beautiful things, are not easily found.  They’re out there; but they are hidden.  You’ve got to search for them.  You have to make an effort to discover them.  There is spiritual insight in this premise. 
In Matthew 13:44, Jesus said, “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.” I have been a personal eyewitness to both the diligent search and the joy of discovery in the lives of people who were on a quest for the abundant life and the promise of eternal life.  And here’s the good news/the great news: Deuteronomy 4:29, “But if…you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Pray with me…Father God, I pray to you with thanksgiving today because You are the supreme treasure and because of the promise that all we need to do to possess this treasure is sincerely seek You and submit to You.  In the name of Jesus, amen.

Pastor Ken

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