While sifting through a big box of lego the other day, I was watching our children and enjoying how much they delighted in each piece they found in the box. Each was a treasure discovered to examine, to test out and to imagine what it could become.
I was struck by how that box of lego was like the Bible. It reminded me of how you can read a bit of the Bible here and there without really building anything and without really having your heart in it - or you can search and search the Bible, reading it with a passionate heart – and looking for the treasure within. The more you read the more the faith in you grows – you are slowly building something of eternal value – a heart after God.
Sifting through the lego box is actually part of the fun of playing lego, even if it does take a lot of time – always searching for the pieces you need. I was thinking how it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun to build if you had everything all laid out and sorted – 3′s in this container, 2′s in this one and you just took what you needed without having to find it.
God has placed mystery and hidden treasure in the Bible for us to search for and to discover – if we really want to; if we really desire to find Him.
“And ye shall seek me, and find [me], when ye shall search for me with all your heart”
Jeremiah 29 v 13