Matthew 13:45-46 NIV
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 4When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
I watched the Fyre Festival documentaries on Hulu and Netflix, and on one of them (I believe it was the one on Hulu) it mentions that one person quit their job and sold everything just to be able to experience this adventure. Only, of course, to find out that they had been duped.
The millennial generation is known for their desire for experiences. Anything that can be Instagram worthy is even better. And that we will do anything for those experiences. The Fyre Festival is a great example of that.
In the above verse, this merchant was looking for fine pearls. It was his version of “that Instagram worthy experience.” And when he found it, he did everything in his power to get it.
God wants us to long for the Kingdom of Heaven experience. To search for it. To give up everything for it. And there are glimpses of this experience all around us. When enemies reconcile with one another. When people from different backgrounds come together under one cause. When a child is born. When a child is healed. When a person who is broken finds healing. Glimpses of a kingdom yet to come. And it’s definitely something more important, more precious, than anything else we have on this earth.