Vander's Thoughts

Vander's Thoughts

Monday, October 11, 2010

Packing and Picking

For the last three days I've been packing. My office, my garage, my stuff. But packing is really a two stage process of determining value. I have to determine if something has served my purposes or if there is some future value for me to hang on to it. I want to get rid of most of my stuff mainly because I don't want to have to box it all up, but there is a bigger problem I'm having. The problem is I've been into that show American Pickers lately, where two guys travel all over America looking for valuables in other people's stuff. Well the shows not the problem, but because of the show, every time I try and assess the value of something that I have, I can't help but imagine one of those guys offering me like $50 for something I really want to throw out.

Value is a hard thing to determine. What is worthless to me, may be incredibly valuable to you. No matter what the circumstance, value is always determined outside of ourselves.

I dig what Jesus said about our value as recorded in the Message,
"What's the price of a pet canary? Some loose change, right? And God cares what happens to it even more than you do. He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! You're worth more than a million canaries." Matthew 10:29

You may not feel like much right now, but in God's eyes you are beyond value. That's a good thing to know in a world that has an ever changing value system

Oh yeah if you're into picking, were having a garage sale this weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the reminder, Vander! I will be in the process of packing and picking in the next few months as well. I also have a hard time with it. Aside from that, it's nice to hear a reminder of how we are viewed and valued by God.

    By the way, I love American Pickers.