Friday, May 4, 2012

Treasure Here

My favorite photo from our recent vacation has nothing to do with the family, friends or scenic vistas we visited. In fact, I’m not even sure why my son captured the image on film. His brother had taken a piece of driftwood from along the beach and marked a big “X” in the wet sand with the words “Treasure Here” written beside it.

Reminiscent of pirate maps that directed the treasure seeker to the location of hidden wealth, the photo prompted thoughts of another treasure map in my possession: my Bible. Following the directions found in its pages likewise directs the seeker to a treasure trove of incredible riches. Clues to health, wealth, life and true love are all hidden in its pages.

In days of old it was the one who possessed the map who knew how to find the bounty, while other treasure hunters had to stumble along largely in the dark, piecing together clues as they could find them and gathering information from those they could glean from in passing. So many fall in that latter category today, spiritually, seeking truth from others they come across when in fact the map to true riches is easily available to all in the pages of God’s Book.

I plan to clip that photo to the front of my Bible to remind myself that truly there is “treasure here”…if I’ll just take the time to dig into what’s buried inside.

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.”
(Matthew 13:44 NIV)


  1. What an amazing connection you made between the photo and the Bible. I feel like making a drawing like your son's photo inside the cover of my Bible as a reminder.

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth - we all need the reminder! So glad you came to visit!

  2. Just back from a camping trip with the Girl Scouts and catching up on my blogging...

    Love your "X marks the spot" posting ;-) Visiting you back - and following now, too.

    1. You are amazing! Thanks for stopping by (and following!)!!!


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