What is of Value

by Aaron

As you read this you are probably secretly amazed that after I have not written a blog in months, you now get two in a couple weeks time. Well, ‘tis the season.

I was looking at all the trappings of Christmas, the garland, the trees, the balls, the music boxes, the wreaths, and the reindeer and then wondered how all these joyful things really make people irritated when they have to buy them. Shouldn’t we all really buy our decorations on the 26th of December and save them ‘til next year? Wouldn’t we all be happier to have paid less and exercised our patience? Not Really.

My wife was shopping last year in a store and there was the last of an item lying discarded on the floor. It was in a torn, ugly box that seemed like a lifeless throw away that no one seemed to want. She decided to buy it (because she knows I have a soft spot for lifeless throw aways) and as soon as she did, someone was mad at her for taking the last one.

Keep in mind that my wife didn’t run through the store, knock people over, face plant the obnoxious lady in her skorts1 and 80’s floral print shirt...she simply and calmly picked up what no one else wanted. As soon she found value in the thing, other people found value in it as well.



It IS strange isn’t it that we find value in what other people find value in, even when we used to find no value in it previously?

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

I think that sometimes, just maybe, those around us don’t find value in the true meaning of Christmas (Christ) because we don’t live like He has any value. I think that sometimes, just maybe, if we truly lived like Christ had value, people would begin to see the value of knowing Him as well.

I will tell you this...at Christmas there is no greater time for you and I to live and show those around us the value of Christ. As the proverb writer declares, He is of more worth than the finest gold; he is more precious than the most precious of stones. His life was given for us so we could truly know life again.

When you live your life this season, live differently, live in the love of Christ and I bet someone will notice.

*This is a pair of shorts cut to look like a skirt because we all know good Christian ladies don’t wear skirts they wear skorts. (sarcasm intended)