According to Business Insider, “Didi Taihuttu believes in bitcoin, and in a big way.
The 39-year-old has put his house up for sale — selling it in part for Bitcoin — and now lives with his family on a campsite near Venlo in The Netherlands. All of his other items are for sale, too: the car, the motorbike, electric bikes, the children’s toys, clothing, and shoes.
With the proceeds, Taihuttu buys Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, betting that it will make him rich.”
According to Taihuttu, the standard response to his decision is, “You’re crazy.” No one would be surprised if 99% of the people who heard about his decisions would agree. He has a family of three children and lives in a campsite, waiting for his dream to materialize. It does seem like a mindless venture.
But that’s the very nature of Jesus’ story about the pearl of great price or the treasure found in a field. Someone locates a treasure of immense value and liquidates their entire inventory of possessions to buy that treasure. Only if you are completely convinced of the supreme value of the object to be purchased would you make such a decision.
Jesus claims that the Kingdom is worth that kind of “throw caution to the wind” approach. And anyone who has given up on their dreams of “doing it themselves” would agree. All who have come to Jesus have made that commitment because that’s what being a Jesus follower is all about.