There was a man who found some treasure in a field. He was so full of joy that he sold all that he had and bought the field.

We are that field! Such is the joy of the Lord towards each of us. Maybe we don’t recognise the treasure in our own hearts, but it is there, and the Lord sees that treasure. In fact, he saw it ahead of time and gave all that he had that he could have that treasure. For though this is a parable about the kingdom and our need to value it and seek after it, the parable is also about the Lord’s desire for each of us. It talks about the price He paid because of His joy that we would be His.