Again, the kingdom of heaven is like
a merchant looking for fine pearls.
When he found one of great value,
he went away
and sold everything he had
and bought it.
I was looking for pearls to make bracelets and necklaces similar to these when I ran into a wadded up strand. I did the "tooth" test on them and they were real! What a find. Now I own a strand of real pearls. I won't be using them in my jewelry to sell. Instead, I'll wear them.
Sometimes I feel dissatisfied and start looking for something to please the surging desire for....whatever....when all I have to do is dig into the treasure box I already own and pull out a valuable gem. It was there all along but hidden.
The Kingdom of God is like that. We search and search for something to fill the emptiness within, the God-hole in our hearts, when all along He's been there waiting for us...and all we had to do is ask him to come and meet our need. God will satisfy...when I trust Him.