The girl walked through the open door and stared at the long, narrow steps that led to the second floor apartment. Her grandmother stood at the top waiting to welcome her.
The journey to Grandmother seemed like it would take a lifetime. Her seven year old legs could only go so fast. Plus she was on a mission – one that was given to her at each visit. She needed to find something that had been lost.
She began to climb the stairs, carefully examining each step for the lost treasure. The first step was clean. The second step was clean. Then came the third step, and she found it. She reached down and picked up one quarter and two pennies.
She continued upward to the fourth and fifth steps, carefully looking for more. She found two dimes and a nickel on the seventh step. Another quarter and dime on step twelve. By the time she reached the top, she had found a total of $1.50.
Greeting Grandmother, she held out the money. “Grandma,” she said, “you lost money again.” Grandmother laughed. “I must be more careful from now on,” she said. “You can keep it since you found it.” The girl smiled. She would add it to the treasure she had found on previous visits.
It took twenty more years for the girl to realize that grandmother had purposely placed those coins throughout the apartment for her to find. Grandmother loved to watch the girl’s face light up when she found each penny, nickel, dime and quarter. She wanted the girl to have these things.
Our Almighty Father also has treasure waiting for us. We only need to seek it and it is ours.
Proverbs 2:4 says:
and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure
What is this treasure he is speaking of? It is wisdom and knowledge.
Proverbs 2:10 says:
For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
We will not find this treasure on the stairs going to my grandmother’s apartment or the steps leading to your own home. No, this treasure is found only through seeking God in His Word and through prayer.
That is where we will find our greatest treasure.