There is nothing more valuable than Jesus Christ.

About a month ago I came across the story of a missionary who discovered an unknown people group; the “‘Sayang.’ After seeing where these people lived the missionary asked one of them why they lived in such a harsh place. A young man who spoke English answered him by explaining that the people would never move because there is an old story among them that one day they would be visited by an outsider with something “precious” to share with them.

What could be more precious than the Gospel of grace of Jesus Christ? And what could be a better opportunity to share the Gospel with an unreached people group than the opportunity that God in his soveriegnty arranged for this missionary?

For anyone who is interested here is the link to a video which tells this amazing story. Unfortunately, this is not the original video I watched several months ago but it still tells this basic story. If anyone finds the other video please let me know.

For centuries, they’ve waited

Scripture teaches us that, “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” (Matthew 13:44-46) It is because Jesus and the forgiveness he offers is of infinite value that a man would be willing to joyfully give everything he has if it meant he might make Jesus his own. Jesus is the “pearl of great value.”