The Value of a Day


When we want to know the worth of a diamond we take it to a jeweler who takes his magnifying glass and looks at the color, counts the facets and so forth. If we need to sell a property we first call an appraiser who comes and looks carefully at it inside and out to ascertain its market value. While our practice is to value a thing according to its appearance God sees entirely differently. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. Mark 12:42-43 Consider the story of the widow who gave her two mites. The disciples were quite surprised when Jesus told them that she had given more than all the others. They had clearly seen with their own eyes the two tiny copper coins fall from her hand into the offering box. But what they had seen was nothing in comparison to what Jesus saw of the inner beauty of her love, sacrifice and faith. If we wish to walk with the invisible God we will discover that nothing in this life is as it appears to us. God takes our actions and puts them under the magnifying glass of heaven. He weighs our decisions and appraises them according to their eternal market value. This is the year God has put into our hands. It won’t matter if we give a dollar or a million, what will count with Jesus is the weight of love measured on His scales in heaven. Right now we have an amazing opportunity. God is watching our hearts. What by our invisible faith, will we sacrifice to God today?

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