Thrive: The Pearl of Great Price – Kyndall Rae Rothaus


Matthew 13:31-33; 44-45

Imagine that you are 92 years old looking back on your life, trying to determine whether or not you have lived. Imagine there is one thing you did, or one thing you had, or one thing you were, that lets you know: yes, you lived and you can rest in peace. Give gratitude for that thing with the force of an angel choir.

Imagine that right now, whatever age you be, that one thing is in jeopardy. You are forfeiting your soul to gain something far less substantial.

Don’t feel stupid about this mistake. It’s easy to forfeit something when it is small as a pearl, or a mustard seed, or a tablespoon of yeast. With the things that start small, it will be much, much later before you know the worth of your investment.

Don’t feel stupid; but by all means, correct your mistake before it is too late. Run out and buy that field, whatever the cost.

Rothaus_pic_bench_smKyndall Rae Rothaus is the pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. She is a graduate of George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco. Kyndall is a poet and a writer, and her first book, Preacher Breath, will be released in the summer of 2014 by Smyth & Helwys. She blogs at

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  1. LeAnn Gunter Johns says

    What a beautiful challenge to a familiar story. I feel like I’m reading the story again for the first time.