The Greatest Treasure Hunt of All


You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 NIV


Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt?

Few tales are more fascinating than the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Over a hundred years ago, archaeologist Howard Carter was digging in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the site of dozens of famous Egyptian tombs. Assuming that all the burial sites had been looted no one believed there was anything left to find in the scorching hot valley.

Except for Howard Carter. Carter was convinced that one tomb was still undiscovered. Driven on by a few bits of pottery with the name Tutankhamun on them, Carter kept digging. He was weeks away from losing his funding when, finally, he hit a secret passageway leading to the treasure-filled tomb of the ancient king.[1] The priceless treasures within were beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.

What if we had that same hunger and determination Carter had in our search for God? Unlike King Tut, the God of the Bible is not dead, and He is a far greater treasure than anything that can be unearthed in this life! God waits patiently for you. He says in scripture, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13 NIV).

Have you felt discouraged in your search for God? Writer C.S. Lewis says this: “Of course God does not consider you hopeless. If He did, He would not be moving you to seek Him (and He obviously is)… Continue seeking Him with seriousness. Unless He wanted you, you would not be wanting Him.”[2]

God wants you to know Him. He’s waiting to be found by you today.

[1] Carter, Howard. The Tomb of Tutankhamen. E. P. Dutton, 1972.

[2] Lewis, C.S. The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis. Harper San Francisco, 2004, p. 9.