Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Unexpected Find

By now many of you have learned about our geocaching escpades.  What is "geocaching" you might ask?  It is basically a GPS based treasure hunt that anyone with a smart phone can do for free.  We're relatively new to it, but it has roots dating back to a 160 year old game called "Letter Boxing".  The concept is still the same in that we use cardinal directions and instructions to find hidden treasures.
We have a lot of exciting finds in the Geocaches left by community dogooders and organizations. My favorite find so far is a baseball autographed by a little league baseball team in Washington.  When you ask Gabriel and Ethan about their most exciting find they will tell you about one of the three geocaches that we have found inside Washington's Eastside park.  One day we were on a photoshoot and I had G & E hide behind a tree so they were out of sight of the camera.  In all of their curiosity, they spotted a hole in the tree, climbed to get their eyeballs on the hole, and found a geocache logbook inside!  We signed the logbook as "MOA Tribe" and placed it back in the tree.  They were so excited for their first accidental find that we interrupted the photoshoot for our logbook signing and celebratory high fives!
I want to encourage you to break out of your normal studies to put your eyes up to the often overlooked passages of scripture.  Sure, those studies that have you following the directions of a concordance or specific topical path do enlighten you on a specific idea.  Consider also adding a day of the week to your Bible reading program when you simply open to a random book of the Bible to read an entire chapter.  Pick something you haven't studied recently.  Then, when you find that treasure of wisdom or beautiful description of God, share in celebration with others.
You won't find any treasured geoaches if you aren't looking for them.  You won't find the truths of God unless you're looking throughout His Holy Word.  Keep seeking Him in scripture, you'll never know what you might find!

"Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him." - Proverbs 30:5

"The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.
" - Lamentations 3:25