x marks the spot… hidden treasure in mineral wells

i was shown a treasure yesterday… from scripture… not sure how i missed this.

i’m at tesoro escondido ranch in minersal wells, and it is GORGEOUS here.

i was talking to the owner, dudley hall, about the name of the rance, “hidden treausre”. he proceeded to tell me a legend about how gold was buried in a canyon on the land, by the brazos river… and then a verse in the bible, Matthew 13:44.

Matthew 13:44 (The Message)

44“God’s kingdom is like a treasure hidden in a field for years and then accidentally found by a trespasser. The finder is ecstatic—what a find!—and proceeds to sell everything he owns to raise money and buy that field.

Now… at first, I was like, oh, yeah, when we find Christ, we turn away from the world and are sold out.

And he was like…. “well, something else happened first, God saw you (Dudley was talking to me specifically, but clearly he could’ve been talking directly to you, too… anyway, you get it)  in all of the world. So, God looked at the whole world and saw you. You were a treasure to him, so with Jesus he bought the whole world, for the treasure of having you.

Talk about your hidden treasure. I had never seen that aspect. And as soon as he shared that with me last night… I told him I would have to share it with you.

BTW… i’m in mineral wells taking pictures at CAMP BETTER AMERICA. We will be helping returning vets reconnect with thier families. It’s an amazing thing. Wish you were here.

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