Pirates! Pirates! And more pirates! This week the Pirates of Pursuit are invading Kids Camp on their “Search for the Truest Treasure!” Come meet Dinah, Doug, Sparky, O’Malley, Chunk, Bubbles, Hubert, Boo & a crazy parrot named Polly as this cast of mis-fit pirates navigate the unpredictable waters of the 7 seas.
Far across the land and sea, the Truest Treasure calls to thee
Like a sirens song it draws men’s heart to its side.
Many trials there’ll be if you long to see the only treasure of its kind.
But beware, for this treasure so rare…all who seek will find.
Kids love adventures! In fact, inside all of us, we love adventures, we love looking for hidden treasures. You don’t have to go far to find some. Sometimes it just requires a drive down memory lane. My dad has boxes full of treasures … all you have to do is rummage through the old scrapbooks my grandfather put together and you find treasures of the evidence of God’s power! Pictures and more pictures of their travels as “the Reid Crusade” … countless labeled photographs and newspaper clippings. You see pictures of lives transformed, bodies healed, all evidence of the power of God on display. It is the true story of miraculous ministry and family fun, all documented to be passed from generation to generation.
Treasures are found sometimes in the most unlikely of places. Think of the TV show, “American Pickers”, where Mike and Frank drive around the country to find treasures hidden in heaping piles of what looks like junk … but with each item they find, there is a rich story, a history, a legacy to be discovered and passed on.
If you are willing to dig for it, with each treasure acquired your life becomes richer and more rooted.
Jesus speaks of the Truest of all Treasures in Matthew 13:45-46. The Passion Translation reads, “Heaven’s kingdom realm is also like a jewel merchant in search of rare pearls. when he discovered one very precious and exquisite pearl, he immediately gave up all he had in exchange for it.”
The Ultimate Treasure we seek is found in the arms of Jesus. When we fall into His arms and surrender our lives to Him, He in turn gives to us the most precious and exquisite pearl of great price — His Kingdom! This Kingdom will never fade away, it will never disappoint or be void of power to transform. With this Kingdom comes healing, restoration, fulfillment, covenant promises, mercy, power, love and the ultimate gift of the King of kings and Lord of lords Himself!
Set your sights, focus your scope, fix your gaze on the Kingdom … on the King of the Kingdom … and you will find the Ultimate Truest Treasure!
Join us and/or pray for the countless children who will discover the Truest Treasure all this week at Kids Camp 2017!