The old adage one man’s trash is another one’s treasure still rings true. While dedicated garage salers see hidden gems when they come across a yard sale, I tend to say there goes another junk sale. Perhaps its all the heaps of clutter that makes want to steer clear of them. But for someone who can see past how the item appears in the present state and foresee what it could be with a fresh coat or paint or polish, they do not mind the extra time it takes to find that hidden gem.
Scaling through piles of discarded things the owners have deemed as no longer useful can be a bit exhilarating for those die hearts. I hear conversations between my co-workers boasting about their latest find and how it fits perfectly with the picture or skirt they already possessed.
Saturday morning as I walked along the track field, I noticed a folded dollar bill drenched from the overnight downpour. Undoubtedly the owner of that lone dollar bill didn’t realize they had dropped it while attending the Friday night football game.
Every Day Life Lessons
After reaching down to pick it up and allowing it to air dry in my hand as I finished up my morning walk, I reflected upon how often we are like that lost dollar.
SOME RELATIONSHIPS END. We started out in connection with someone and they seemed pleased to have us in their company. Then the unexpected happens. You lose track of each over the course of time. We began to drift away from one another and before we know it the relationship is a complete lost.
WE ARE LEFT EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS. Through no real fault of it’s own that dollar was left out exposed to elements. It lay folded over and soaking wet but it was still worth one dollar. In the course of our lives, we can encounter betrayal, disappointment, heartache, trials and sufferings that leave us bent in the way see the world and ourselves.
Yet despite our limpness and distorted views, God still sees and proclaims us as valuable.
NEW CONNECTIONS ARE MADE. There are some relationships that we mourn over and some longer than others. But life keeps right on moving and it brings new people into our lives.
Even when tattered by the trials of life, we are valuable.
Even when relationships end, we are valuable.
Our worth is not defined my our human connections or our life circumstances, we are valuable because God declares us to be.