One of my dad’s passions over the years has been finding and collecting Native American artifacts up in Kentucky where he lives: arrowheads, spearheads, tools, and various other things. And he has come to amass a modest, but very fine collection.
One of his favorite things to do when somebody comes to visit is to pull out that collection to show and to talk about all that he had found. Not to brag, but to share in the joy of what he found and what he had come to understand about them.
Jesus says that’s what people who have come to understand the true meaning and value of the kingdom of heaven should do as well. He said in Matthew 13:52 that every person who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old. Beloved, these kingdom truths that you have come to hold are treasures, and if you are part of the kingdom, you should share these kingdom treasures with whomever you can. It’ll not only change peoples’ lives but also our community.
Change begins in you!