Saturday, November 25, 2006

What Is That Worth?

Recently in a city near here, a piano was on display that used to belong to John Lennon. The piano, because it belonged to Lennon and because he composed one of his famous songs on it, is currently valued at over two million dollars.

The person who now owns this piano knows and respects the value of the piece. He protects it.

I have a piano that I got for Christmas when I was in the fifth grade. I doubt that it is worth even two thousand dollars.

Also recently in a city near here, a racing suit that was worn by the late Dale Earnhardt, Sr. was taken from a locked storage closet. Because Dale wore the suit, it is valued at approximately one hundred thousand dollars.

The owner of this suit is distressed that it is missing. He knows the value of what he has lost.

I have a couple of nice outfits. I doubt that any of them are worth even one thousand dollars.

When something simple is connected with someone important, value is instantly added to the thing. The same is true with our lives. Left to ourselves, we are not worth much. However, since our Loving Lord laid down his life for us, we are now worth more than we can ever imagine.

Our Loving Lord has paid a price for you. Have you given control to him? Are you letting him hold you in his hand and daily guide you? Or has someone or something else taken control of your heart? You are worth more than all the priceless pianos in the world. You are worth more than any outer covering you could buy. Will you recognize your value today?

1 Corinthians 6:20 (Amplified): You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.

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