|A Widow's Mite|
This post is part of the Christian Writers blog chain. Our theme for September is "change."
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Ever watch the movie Sahara? Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey) is off searching for Civil War gold in the desert of Africa. At one point, his friend Al Giordino (Steve Zahn) points to the gold coin in Dirk’s hand and says,
"Hey, you know my dad collected ancient coins, from Rome, China, Siam, Persia… somehow they all ended up in a shoe box in New Jersey."
Ancient coins are valuable to us today. A single worn bronze circlet—pocket change 4,000 years ago—might fetch a thousand dollars from a collector of antiquities. No matter that it was of little value back then.
I like to imagine God as an eternal collector of antiquities, gazing down at us from heaven. He’d point to us with love, saying, "This one is old and worn; but it is precious to me."
And one by one, He’d gather up all of our old and worn out souls—not to be kept in a shoe box in New Jersey; but to sit at his feet in glory. Bright and shining in His presence. Beyond value. Of incomparable worth.
I’m old and worn. A bit ragged around the edges. Not worth much in today’s standards. But praise God! I’m precious to Him and He was willing to pay the ultimate price to add me to His eternal collection.
Remember on those days when you feel like a widow’s mite and thinking of those treasures in heaven: You’re one of them.
Thank you, Jesus.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for looking at us as worthy of the ultimate price Jesus paid for our salvation. Thank you for gathering us unto you and securing a place for us in your heavenly treasury. Thank you that even if we are old and worn, we still shine brightly in your eyes. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Do you collect coins?