Today at Bairns’ Rock we have started a series looking at Jesus’ teaching about the kingdom of heaven. Here’s what we thought, beginning with a wee song ……
The kingdom of heaven
Is like a treasure
More valuable than anything
In this world
(Tune: Frere Jacques)
Jesus said the kingdom of God was like a man digging for treasure. He finds it then buries it again and goes and sells all he has to buy the field. And it’s like a man searching for pearls. He finds one and sells everything to buy the pearl.
I think that when we discover God’s love – whether we’re looking for it or not – we realise that nothing else is as valuable.
Jesus spoke in parables not so that the secrets of the kingdom would never be discovered but that they might be either found unexpectedly in the course of a person’s daily activity or that they would be searched for and taken ownership of by a person.
I think God waits to be discovered and the riches of his kingdom are there to be found and enjoyed.
Whether i’m searching or not,
today may I discover how valuable I am and how precious your kingdom is.