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23rd September 2018 – ‘The Parable of the Hidden Treasure’
Parable of the Hidden Treasure
The Parable of the hidden Treasure is a story that Jesus told to explain what it is like when you find God.
Jesus once said, imagine, just imagine that a man was out in a field when he saw a strange shape in the ground.
He got his spade and started digging.
Soon the top of a box appeared. With excitement he moved the earth away to free the lid, he opens the box and there inside, is…..a load of treasure, fine jewellery, precious gems, and gold coins.
The trouble is, the treasure is in a field that doesn’t belong to the man. So, what do you think he did? Well, he couldn’t just take the treasure, it didn’t belong to him. So, he covered it up again. He didn’t want anyone else to find it, so he hid it and went to find the person who owned the field and asked if he could buy the field. The field cost so much the man had to sell everything he had so he could buy the field. That’s how much he wanted the treasure.
Jesus said that knowing God is like the treasure, it’s so good that when you’ve found it, and seen what it’s like, you’d do whatever it takes to have a part of it.
Put the prayer chest somewhere ‘handy’. And don’t forget to thank God for all the treasures he gives you.
Remember, you don’t have to be in church to pray. God is waiting to hear from you, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.
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