So over the last few weeks, Ken has been going around the house looking for unusual things to photograph. It's interesting to me the things that he chooses. This photo WAS NOT taken by him. It is my phone photo because I wanted to share about this today. His photo would be much, much better than this.
Isn't it true that the value of our memories has nothing to do with the COST of whatever created those memories. I suppose that I would have loved these just as much if they were costly crystal. But the thing is, we most likely would not have been using them everyday if they WERE crystal. Really, who uses those good dishes everyday? So the worth of these dishes for me is the memory.
I am so glad that our worth has nothing to do with our financial status. Jesus sees our value even when we are unforgiven. Or beat up and dented and dirty. Then Jesus can clean us up and use us everyday. He doesn't save us for big occasions. Even though we are just like this grocery store jelly jar - sort of common place - Jesus is happy to put us into service. With the presence of the Holy Spirit we are just as valuable and beautiful as the most expensive crystal. I am so grateful that these really pretty little dishes led me to this important reminder tonight.
Jesus, thank you for these wonderful glass dishes that hold so many memories. Holy Spirit thank you for the reminder that our worth is not tied to anything except our value to Jesus. How wonderful to know that Jesus is pleased to use us everyday! Amen