Sunday, December 25, 2011

In his joy He left all he had

For your reflection today here is a tiny passage from Rick McKinley's newest book discussing the parable of the hidden treasure in Matthew 13:44. Consider that Christmas means not only Christ's arrival, but also his leaving. His leaving for a purpose. Enjoy.

What do you really desire? What do you really want? Take some time and think about that. Read that parable and chew on it awhile and jot down your own list of questions. What do I really want? Jesus is interested in your answer because Jesus is interested in becoming what you really want. "Sell everything you have . . . then come, follow me" (Luke 18:22).

Jesus answered that question for himself. He knows what he truly desires. In his joy he left all he had: the perfection of heaven, intimacy with the Father, the glory of glory. And he did it to buy a field that he purchased with his own blood, so he could have the the treasure hidden within it.

You are the treasure in the field.

You are what he desires. Is he what you desire?
He left it to come here. He left it because He had/has a greater desire.

This is good news.