I’m pretty bummed tonight. I just can’t seem to find my silver and gold cross that I’ve had for a number of years. It’s one of those things that I didn’t wear all the time, but it was definitely special to me.
To make matters worse, I can’t remember when and where I had it last. I’m pretty sure I brought it to Arkansas when I moved here ahead of my family. My son says he knows I’ve worn it since we moved into the new house. I seem to recall putting it in a “safe place.”
Well, you know how that goes!
I’ve looked in all the normal ‘hiding places’ — and still nothing. I retraced my steps but found only frustration, realizing that I really haven’t had a chance to even establish any real ‘normal’ spots to put things. After all, we’ve only been here a few short months.
I figure I’ve got about a 50/50 chance of finding it at this point. But you know, it has made me think about something else. No matter whether that cross ever turns up or not, nothing can ever separate me from the cross on which Jesus died for me.
And while that little silver and gold cross may be more valuable than ever in the current economy, the cross of Christ will never increase in value.
It is, after all, eternally priceless.
Lord Jesus, thank you for the gift of eternal life. Help me daily to seek the treasure You have for me in the form of abundant life. May I focus not on earthly things like silver and gold — but on opportunities to serve You and share love and hope with others.