The Treasure Hunt

To find true love is a real treasure hunt. When you have found this treasure, you have found the greatest gift God has made available to people on earth. With the current divorce rate it is obvious that few end their hunt in the right place. There is a key that will lead you to the rich treasure. When you have found Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, He will lead and guide your footsteps to your true love.
Many seek the treasure, but overlook the Way that leads to it. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jo 14:6. When you acknowledge God’s provision for salvation and life you will focus on Him rather than your search. As you commit your life to Christ and follow the path He has for you, there will be a mate on that path to enjoy the walk with you.
For most He will have marriage for He created man and woman for each other. Adam and Eve were not in the thinking mode of a perforated marriage commitment. When things happened, such as being thrown out of the Garden of Eden for their disobedience, they did not part ways, but lived their life out together.
My husband and I have been married 55 years. We have lived through the times of watching our marriage vows held by our covenant commitment, and many more times of being in love. Most married folks will fall out of love and then back in throughout their marriage. One famous preacher’s wife was asked if she ever thought about divorce. She said, “No, but I did think about murder”.
Ralph and I serve God knowing He is all about covenant. Adam and Eve were created and given duties on earth. They walked together in the Garden of Eden under God’s direction, and suffered when they broke His command not to eat the forbidden fruit. Yet God had made a covenant with them and promised them children. Ge 3:16.
Adam and Eve went through many joys and sorrows together as they walked in covenant love with God and each other.
The treasure hunt for true love between a man and woman is a desire that God put within the structure of people. He created us male and female. He created us to be together, and to produce children, and to fill the earth. My husband and I feel we have contributed. We have 4 biological children and 17 adopted children. A few weeks ago I saw on Fox News that Americans need to have more children or there will not be enough people to fill all the jobs in this country. I guess you married folks better get busy.
There certainly is an interest in finding true love in this country. There are dating TV shows, Internet sites and dating columns in newspapers. With travel opened up there are many more opportunities to meet the opposite sex in this day than there were many years ago. Yet true love seems to slip through the lives of most. What is the answer?
Some people are meant to be single so they can do the work that God has for them without any interference. Paul, in the Bible, speaks about this matter. If he was married or not we really don’t know. Some say Paul had a wife and that was his thorn in his flesh. Regardless of his marital status there is truth in what he said for a person with a specialized calling.” But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.” I Cor 7:33-35.
Most folks want to find their true love. What is true love between a man and woman? Marriage is meant to be the title that indicates you have found your true love. For some it is anything, but true love. For some it can be a living hell on earth. For others it can be bliss on earth. True love found between a man and woman is the couples that walk together into the perfect will of God. Together they find the direction and call that God has for them. They probably will disagree at times, but will come to the surrender of their own ways and ideas to line up with God’s word.
Billy Graham was married to his wife Ruth for 63 years. He once said, “Ruth and I don’t have a perfect marriage, but we have a great one.” Billy and Ruth met at college. They were both walking on the path of serving Jesus. She and Billy had quite a go around when they were first married. They had different denomination backgrounds and Billy wanted Ruth to join his. Ruth was set that she would maintain her own. Throughout their lives this proved to be a plus for them. She maintained raising the children and keeping them in her church while he traveled the world saving souls. Their union not only blessed their family, but also the whole world.
Our society has grown sick over the years. The most prominent part of a union in marriage you hear about is sexual fulfillment. Marital sex is a very important part of marriage, but it certainly is not the most important. Heb 13:4. A couple can go to bed together and still be worlds apart in their commitment and direction. True love is the lining up of all the wonderful and challenging aspects of marriage.
Life is not usually walked on a level plain on earth. There are valleys that can be very low and mountains that can be very high. The mark of true love is that we walk them together to the end of our journey here.
The treasure hunter should be the man looking for a wife. The Bible says, “ He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord. “Pr 18:22. It doesn’t say anything about a woman who goes searching for a husband. Since the Bible is our guide to life, ladies, the best position you can have yourself in is to pray and follow Christ. Walk in what He has for you and be content until He brings you both together. It is amazing how our footsteps can bring us into the path of that husband or wife ending our search on earth for the treasure of true love.
True love comes from Jesus Christ. It flows into marriage to form, direct and bless the lives of those who find it. The treasure hunt can be long, but it is worth all the waiting. You rarely hear of treasure being found lying on the ground in the open, but it is hidden to protect it from being stolen. Covenant marriage is hidden deep in the hearts of true love. Blessed are those who find it and keep it.