Week 32 11/6/2016
Title of drawing: "What Are You Digging For?" (Matthew 13)
I think we all search and dig for something as we experience life. In the book of Matthew the kingdom of heaven is described as a treasure buried in a field. Not a physical location but something hidden, life changing, valuable, and mobile.
What captures my attention in this parable is the willingness of the individual to give up all they have to possess the treasure they found. It was clearly worth all the searching and the digging that led to the initial discovery of this treasure. And this treasure drastically changed the one who discovered it.
Discovering and experiencing God's love for me through Jesus reorders and reprioritizes everything in my life. And it all started with a longing for love and self worth. I would dig into dating relationships and dig away at accomplishments for something that would sustain me as valuable, worth spending time with, and worth talking to. Then I found the one relationship above all relationships to be one with Jesus. All I am and have and ever hope to be is found in him. The kingdom of heaven is where ever God is king and now I carry that kingdom with me because I'm part of it. Instead of my own strength or popular opinion, God tells me I'm loved and have inherent value as one of his creations. This is just a drawing of bunch of shovels but with it I want to ask a question: "What are you digging for?"
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