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The beaches of Tauranga it would seem are laden with treasure. On a number of recent visits I have seen older people with metal detectors in hand, combing the beach for precious treasures buried in the sand.

They are the new treasure hunters, no X marks the spot needed.

As I watched them I realise that we all search for treasure. We are all treasure hunters, in a restless pursuit of things to make our own. Some of us pursue treasure in money or work or success.Others pursue treasure in family or love or organised religion or God.

I have thought about what Jesus said, “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.”

It reminded me to think about the things I am pursuing. It reminded me that they are a display of my heart.