The Kingdom of Heaven is hidden in dirty places, painful places and chaos. You can’t afford Heaven, but you can afford the dirt it’s hidden in. Why would God play “hide-n-seek” with the Kingdom of Heaven? “Hide-n-seek” increases the value of the one that is hidden, and it creates desire. God hides and we don’t seek. Perhaps we’re afraid to seek, for fear of what we’ll find. Heaven is dancing cheek to cheek with God’s Judgment and His name is Jesus. We hide and God does seek. His Judgment is to seek with all He has and all He is. When I am found by His Judgment, I forget me and find in me, a new desire: I want to find treasure in dirt, give everything for the pearl and preach, even in Hell. I find Heaven when I come to believe that Heaven has always found me. Heaven is dancing cheek to cheek with God’s Judgment and His name is Jesus.
You can enjoy a devotional inspired by this sermon here: “Finding God in Unexpected Places”