The Hidden Treasure
I was wandering through a grassy field in the morning light.
Something sparkling in the sun happened to catch my eye.
I sank to my knees, looked deeper into the muddy earth,
And found a hidden treasure of immeasurable worth.
Joy overwhelmed me, seeping through my very being.
For what was cradled in my hand I would give everything.
So I stood and went back into town. That day I sold it all
To buy that field, that empty land, to gain what no one saw.
Most people didn't understand, scoffing, "You foolish girl!"
They hadn't found the grassy field, that precious hidden pearl.
I lost what I once loved that day, but my joy did not wane.
Abandonment brought treasure that became my greatest gain.
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