Matthew 13:44-46. In Jesus’ day buried treasures were regularly found. Under threat of invasion, you hid your treasure. The people listening to Jesus’ parable about discovering treasure would have been able to relate well to such stories. There are really two parables, Jesus gives two ways we’re on a treasure hunt.  Some of us are surprised finders of God’s kingdom in our lives. Others of us are serious seekers.  We’re looking for something more meaningful in life, and we find something even better than what we were seeking: the reign of God in our lives through a relationship with Jesus. The Good News of the Gospel is that at any moment you can be surprised by hidden treasure.