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
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