"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it." 1

Hidden Treasure

Pioneer of peace, in hostile desert,
Blazes a trail to my stony cold heart;
In search of my soul, His long-lost treasure:
Creator of castles without measure.

From the stony cold heart footings are hewn;
The pillars are raised; the cuttings are strewn.
The castle's created amidst shifting sands:
Oasis of peace in Pioneer's hands.

The treasure of soul: His throne raised on earth:
A priceless palace of fathomless girth;
An outpost of heaven in wilderness wrought:
The soul of his faithful eagerly sought.

Rising from the dust for eternity:
A living temple of the Trinity.

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. Matthew 13:44-46