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We went Geocaching this afternoon. It was great fun following latitude and
longitude coordinates through a snow-covered forest to a secreted treasure.
Geocaching is the modern version of a treasure hunt. Geocachers hide
waterproof containers filled with interesting items and a logbook. They post
the coordinates on the Internet that someone with a hand held Global
Positioning System device could find it, take and add something to the
container and sign the logbook. Our journey this afternoon took us into a
lovely forest covered with a foot of snow. We were dubious of finding the
treasure under the snow but the coordinates were true and there was the
treasure when we dug away the snow. It had been hidden by students of a
nearby middle school as a class project. It is estimated there are over a
quarter of a million Geocaches around the country. It is a whole new sport.
While brushing from my shoulder fallen snow from a pine branch I thought
of Jesus saying, "Seek and ye shall find." (Matthew 7:7) God's word is a
treasure trove of riches. People quickly flip through the pages of a Bible and
find nothing just as people walk through that forest and never see the cache.
One needs the right tools. The tools for treasure hunting in the Word are 1.
hunger for righteousness and truth, 2. patience and prayer, 3. the help of the
Hunting treasure is Scripture is not a new sport. It is neither new nor a
It is instead a quest for life itself. In the depths of its wisdom one can if
so desire find eternal life. Ponce de Leon was looking in the wrong place.
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