The economics of the kingdom of heaven

The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, He went away and sold everything he had and bought it. Matt. 13:44-45

This is a parable, a metaphoric story told to illustrate a lesson. On the one hand, it could mean the Father estimates our worth as equivalent to His own Son. On the other hand, it could mean that we humans are motivated to pursue the things we perceive as valuable and this invisible kingdom of heaven is worth everything else we value. Either way, in the economy of love and grace, there is an infinite, unique Godhead (Father-Christ-Spirit) with an eternal reign and limitless assets assigning great value to both the kingdom of heaven which seems to be this invisible, undefined awareness of the interconnected relationship of human beings with God and with each other borne of faith; and to each of the estimated 108.2 billion human beings who have ever lived, most of whom can’t quite fully grasp the concept of the kingdom even if they believe it is real.

Lord, thanks for valuing me.