Dublin First United Methodist Church
Saturday, August 19, 2017
To reach, teach and serve others in the name and love of Jesus Christ

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Tyler's Take

What is your most valuable possession?  What is something that has great worth to you on a deeply personal level?  What object or thing in your home, office or safety deposit box has more meaning for you than any other possession you own?  All of us have something that has great worth to us.  It may be a family heirloom of some kind: a necklace that belonged to our grandmother, a watch that was our father’s, a set of china that belonged to a beloved aunt or a picture of a family member who has passed away long ago.  Such items are in truth simply “things,” they may not be worth one dollar to anyone else, but they have great value to us. 

 The meaning that such objects have for us is directly tied to the emotions that they evoke when we hold them, look at them or even talk about them.  When we hold these cherished treasures, we can be brought back to the very moment when we received these precious objects as a gift or when we gaze upon them we can be immediately reminded of exactly what we were doing with the person who gave them to us so many years before.  These things have value to us because of our emotional connection with them and they therefore often become priceless to us because no amount of money can ever compensate us for the feelings that these possessions hold for us. 

Such prized possessions are usually tangible, something that we can touch and feel.  These things are typically something that can be hung on a wall or worn on our body for others to see and to comment about.  But what about those things we have that cannot be touched, displayed in a case or tucked away for safe keeping in a drawer?  For instance, what about your faith?  What about your relationship with God?  What about your spiritual growth, your maturity as a Christian and the implications that such discipleship has on your life?  Do you value these “things” as much as you value the others?  I hope so, because such things are more valuable then all the gold and silver in the world.  Such “things” are truly priceless.