Can you find the sheep who sold his house to buy a field?
What do you think the pictures are trying to teach you about the Kingdom of God?
A few years ago this guy bought an old painting at a flea market for $4 because he liked the wood frame that the painting was in. He took it home and discovered one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence (a really famous document) stuffed in a tear in the canvas. The copy he found eventually sold for $2.4 million dollars! How happy would you have been if you knew the Declaration was in the frame and you only paid $4 for it?
The Kingdom of Heaven is like that hidden copy of the Declaration of Independence. Once you discover that it is there and how much it is really worth, you would gladly pay a lot of money. Even if you had to sell everything you owned you would still think it was a GREAT deal. Other people would look at your like you are crazy. “Why in the world is he/she they paying so much money for that old beat up painting?” Inside, however, you would secretly know that you are a genius for buying a treasure.
Once you start to recognize the Kingdom of Heaven and understand its great worth you will sometimes make decisions that make no sense to the people around you. They will make perfect sense to you, however. The next 26 days of poster lessons will help you recognize the Kingdom of God that is hidden in the world and to understand that it is the greatest investment of all time.
Read Matthew 13:44 again:
Dear Jesus, help me to see and understand that your Kingdom is the greatest investment of all time. Help me to see the true value of things. Help me not to value the things that the T.V. says are important or videos say are important or social media says are important. Help me to clearly see the great value of the Kingdom of God for the rest of my life.