The Treasure and the Pearl

The Treasure and the Pearl
Mathew 13:44 – 46

We found a Treasure
we found a Pearl,
Thy Kingdom come,
has come for sure.

We didn’t seek,
We didn’t toil,
This celestial gold,
in earthen soil.

Yes, we’re told,
it’s there you know.
But how to find,
when – where to go.
This field is everywhere,
when heart is soft and ready,
Spirit leads to Treasure there. 

Leap for joy!
this Treasure’s find.
This bliss we’ll gladly pay:
coins of heart and mind and strength,
The coins, our love and will.
This is the Treasure’s bill.

This all we really have in life,
all else will dim and fade away,
when gone when we are still.
So sell it all – buy the field,
with ways and means and zeal.
Our souls will seal the deal.

The hungry soul,
the heart does seek,
akin to merchant’s quest;
for stones and precious gems,
if not they find – there is no rest.
Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires,
Emeralds, Topaz and Opal in the earth.
Then there’s precious pearls!

Natural pearls we seek,
we seek to find and own.
Mother of Pearl! Nacre – rare.
strong – resilient – iridescent,
their look to change at will,
whatever look their beauty still;
soap bubbles – feathers – butterfly wings,
seashell – at random does appear.

Great Price! This Pearl.
How much this Pearl,
how much to make our own?
The price the same;
the Treasure found,
the Pearl did seek,
if we seek or if we don’t,
God’s grace in either way.

Pearl or Treasure – price the same;
coins of heart and mind and strength,
The coins, our love and will.
This is the Pearl stone’s bill.

This all we really have in life;
all else will dim and fade away,
when gone and we are still.
So sell it all – buy this Pearl,
with ways and means and zeal.
Our souls will seal the deal.

Joseph C. Hutchison, Rochester Hills Michigan, July 2020, Published by Permission Only

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