Jesus said “…the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it he hid it again and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought the field. 
Or the Kingdom of heaven is like a jeweler on the lookout for the finest pearls. When he found a pearl more beautiful and valuable than any he had ever seen, the jeweler sold all he had and bought that pearl. 
Matt 13: 44 NIV, 45-6 The Voice 
Gracious God, as we reflect on Jesus’ journey to the cross, we thank you that we are so loved by You that Jesus, gave his life for each one of us. We reflect with the words of a friend: –
“It blew me away, to think that out of all creation, everything He has made, we are so treasured by God that Jesus gave his life for us.
Sometimes in this life it is hard to consider ourselves as His treasured possession but – crumbs, I can’t put into words the awe and thankfulness and sheer joy of knowing that we are so prized by our loving God.” *

God of amazing grace, thank you that you love and treasure us beyond our wildest imagination. Thank you for your most beautiful and precious gifts of forgiveness, life and love in Jesus.  May we treasure them as dearly as You treasure each one of us, for Jesus’ sake.  Amen
Ruth Rushworth
* Helen Rushworth