News reports suggest that Geocaching is again growing in popularity. The assumption is that the treasure hunting experience is an activity that promotes social distancing and may continue to see growth as we navigate out of the pandemic. Have you ever tried it? It is fun, but I must confess some of the treasures can be underwhelming. That being said, we have made some memories as a family on our few expeditions. You should at least try it a few times.
I’m not here to promote geocaching as an activity, but the treasure hunting experience does remind me of a story in the Bible. Genesis 5 tells us of Enoch and his transfer from earth to eternity. He literally bypassed death because of his intimacy with God. The treasure of hope that we all search for was found by Enoch.
At first glance, most desire to insert themselves into the story and seek to discover how they can be like Enoch. The truth is, the point of the story is about the faithfulness of God rather than the journey of Enoch.
God exists. While we can offer evidence, the proof is actually found by faith. God rewards. While He may not permit you to bypass death on earth, He does reward us with intimacy in relationship, peace with purpose, and the promise of eternity.
The same God that walked with Eve and Enoch, desires to walk with you. There is a map to help us find this treasure. Scripture teaches us about God and guides us into relationship with Him. The journey is long, but examples like Enoch can give us a second wind.
Whether you take my advice to geocache or not, I encourage you to walk with God today and every day. The peace that we find in Him is incomparable. Like Enoch, I challenge you to be a beacon that points to the treasure found in Christ. God desires that all men know Him and find Him!