Turning the corner in my local supermarket I spotted them, like golden nuggets amid the everyday produce. Everyone else just passed them by, undoubtedly unknowing what greatness they were missing. I felt a tinge of pity for them, and with lightening speed grabbed a bag to fill with…
A taste of home!!!
I’m telling you those Egyptian imports looked like gifts from Heaven, and I didn’t care what they would cost me.
Now I don’t know how you feel about sweet potatoes, but being a North Carolina girl, which is the top producing state for this amazing food, I hold a special place in my heart and taste buds for them.
For weeks I have been questioning Americans and Ukrainians alike for any sign of sweet potatoes here. There were rumors that they could be found, but not easily and not cheaply. Still, I have been a crazy woman scanning every produce stand I pass with hope of comforting my Southern taste buds.
And so I paid $3 USD for three sweet potatoes. The lady gave me a quizzical look when I put them on the scale but I could have cared less in that moment what she thought of me and my find.
Last night as I tackled my “to do” list after a week of being sick, I was comforted by the warmth of the oven and the aroma emitted from it as it baked my autumn goodness.
And I thought…
What if I approached seeking God and His Kingdom the way I did my pursuit of those sweet potatoes?
- Always keeping my eyes open for any hint of His presence.
- Talking to others about Him, fully convinced of His goodness, longing for them to also taste and see.
- Willing to do anything, to pay any price, even if just for a few moments to be with Him.
I’m certain it would transform every aspect of my life.
“God’s kingdom is like a treasure hidden in a field for years and then accidentally found by a trespasser. The finder is ecstaticâ€”what a find!â€”and proceeds to sell everything he owns to raise money and buy that field.
Or, God’s kingdom is like a jewel merchant on the hunt for excellent pearls. Finding one that is flawless, he immediately sells everything and buys it.”Â Â Matthew 13:44-46 (MSG)