As most of you know finding a penny brings a reminder to me of a great promise from God. So I love finding these little browns gems. I always pick them up and save them. I am getting quite a collection and I'm not sure what I will ever do with them but I am sure when the time comes He will show me.
Yesterday I found a penny in the parking lot. It had been run over so often that it was mashed into the asphalt and I could not dislodge it. I tried, and tried some more and even got out some tools to try to pry it out, but finally had to give up on it.
As I gave up I noticed a man sitting in a vehicle watching what I had been doing. And after I was back inside our truck, still wondering how to get that penny, I saw him walk over to the spot, look to see what I had been digging at, shake his head and walk away.
He probably thought I was a nut to waste so much time and effort on a penny. To most people there is no value in a penny.
But to me, the promise it contains is priceless.
When God looks at us, He sees our value. He sees our promise and our completeness. He cherishes each of us. Isn't that great to know?
Do you think you can find one person today that needs to hear they are valuable? Do you think that you might say something to help them know that they worth so much to God?
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Luke 12:6, 7 ESV)