This week’s short parable is about the kingdom of heaven. However, it doesn’t answer questions about the kingdom, but asks challenging questions of us: What truly matters in life? How do we know when we find what truly matters? How committed are we to giving up all to receive what matters most?
Remember, though, that the parables—even a short one like this—can have a twist! What if this is a story about the King of the kingdom of heaven? What if he is the one searching for pearls? What if WE are the pearls? Through this understanding of the parable, our challenge is to recognize just how committed God is to searching for and finding us.
Either way we look at it, this is a parable about abundant value and commitment to that abundance!