Nothing to No One
By Pastor Pat Giraldin | June 21, 2018
I am on vacation with my bride, and we are re-living our honeymoon of some 22 years ago. Boy this place has changed!!! I guess we have too. What has changed the most, besides massive growth, is the cost. I know costs go up over time, but I must admit that at some places, I am truly surprised by how much. Now I don’t want to get stuck in the weeds over this, so it got me thinking - who sets value? We do. It’s called “supply and demand”, we learned about it in grade school,
But this is about “stuff” and “things”; you know what we will pay for something is what its value is. But what about people? I think because we live in a time where it seems we are the givers of value to everything, we have become just arrogant enough to think we can do the same thing with people. We decide who is more valuable than others. We like them more (friends), we pay them more (executives), want to be around them more (celebrities), etc. But just because someone has apparently more value to others, does that really make them more valuable as a person? Or worse, what value does the person who hurt you beyond anyone else in your lifetime have? I have heard it said that a person is nothing to someone, and even to go as far to say that they are nothing to no one (I know that is bad grammar).
True value comes from the maker, and is most important to the maker. Have you ever made something, maybe as a child? Do you remember that feeling of pride? I made this!!! Do you remember maybe your teacher or parent going through the roof with excitement at what you had “made”? Awesome feeling. Do you remember someone dismissing what you had made as anything less than the amazing product of your hands? That hurt...a lot. I believe this is how God feels when we think anything less about what He has made.
““Therefore I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? Consider the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? Can any of you add one moment to his life span by worrying?”Matthew 6:25-27 CSB
Maybe we are worrying about making the wrong things valuable, and need to get to the place where we value what our Creator, the One who made us, has said is most valuable...Get it?!
In His grip,