The news often bombards us with the thought of economic upheaval, not just in our country, but all around the world. Technology makes the world so small and we feel the economic trembling and insecurity from shore to shore. The Lord says, "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46). He says to us that even if the mountains were to tumble into the heart of the sea, and the sea were to boil over, He is our rock and refuge in the midst of turmoil and trouble. God says in Isaiah 43, "I hold the oceans of the earth in the folds of my hands." This is the God who is for you. With all your sins of weakness, with all your doubts and despair, with all the calamity and confusion of the world, God is in the midst of all. He is in the midst of the church, the communion of saints, and in the midst of your cracked and crumbling and crooked life.
Look and ponder what the gracious Lord has given to you. What is the currency value of the mouthful of teeth you use more than three times a day? What is the currency value of your eyes that enable you to work and play every day? What is the currency value of your toes that enable good balance and walking ability? What is the currency value of your taste buds that provide the glory of the best meals? What is the currency value of your nose that filters and brings delightful tastes and smells? What is the currency value of your fingers for typing and writing? Take the time right now to think of some other currency values that are beyond paper, coin, bank account and credit card.
God came into the world by Jesus to save us from our insensitivity toward His gifts. We easily grow callous to these gifts and how we need again His saving mercy and grace. God was for you before time began, He was for you when He paid the world's sin on Calvary, and He is for you today as you look to Him alone in humble trust. What is the "currency value" of Christ Jesus saving you from the grip of death and Hell? Thanks be to God who gives this indescribable gift.
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