From Treasure to Treasure; An Adventure Without End
A treasure that is worthwhile is worth the effort and time invested in finding it. It involves digging, searching, uncovering, absorbing the clues and applying them to the “map” towards success.
There is a treasure available to any who will search diligently and the results are guaranteed according to certain definitions and conditions. Once found and obtained, there will be no ownership challenges, taxes, or lost nuggets. The condition for finding this treasure involves becoming intimately acquainted with the author and developing an active relationship with Him. This author is available to help in all interpretations of the clues, answering questions, providing guidance, uplifting the discouraged ones, and providing detailed help in discovering every hidden nugget. In fact, His help is a requirement, without which no one can discover the real treasure. The value exceeds any price we can think of as it comes to us solely as a gift, but we do have to accept it and participate in the search with sincerity of heart.
Outside, this Christmas morning was arriving in cloudy coldness, threatening rain. I awoke when my phone chimed announcing an incoming message. It was a message from a close friend who has devoted his time to sending out a short devotional message each and every day to hundreds of folks who have asked for it and subscribed. I decided to read it aloud to my wife who was waking beside me in the warm bed.
Before we were done reading we had read his message and expanded to various Bible passages that had been referenced in the devotional. The message seemed especially important to this day and this year, the year that had changed the entire world more than any of us could have expected a short year ago.
I had been thinking of how to introduce a series of subjects that I was enjoying, to readers on Medium, and today’s material offered both content and inspiration as it answered clearly the ‘how’ of my introductory writing. In recent years and especially months I have encountered more and more references to treasures that are richer by far than mere nuggets of Gold or Diamonds and Rubys. Not only is their value beyond those earthly substances, they continue to increase in value as I find…