50 IS NOT OLD | KNOWING THE VALUE OF YOUR WORTHThe other day, my daughter wanted to take some photos for a work anniversary celebration. She had a cake, and she had bought a plastic cake stand to use in her photos. I told her that I had something much more beautiful that we could use, and I pulled out this gorgeous cake stand for her. This cake stand is old, and it was her great-great-grandmothers. I told her the history of the cake stand as I washed off the years of not being in use. I don’t bake a lot of cakes, and even when I do, I don’t use my stand since I want to make sure that it doesn’t get broken.

As I was washing the stand, I noticed that it had one flaw. There was a chip on the lip of the cake stand that I hadn’t noticed before. It didn’t take away from the value of the stand for me, because I see the hundreds of cakes that have been displayed on this stand. I know the love and effort that my family has poured into making treats for their families. I look at this stand, and I see an invaluable heirloom. But, if you picked up this stand, you might see a flaw, a chip, and a worthless piece of glass.50 IS NOT OLD | KNOWING THE VALUE OF YOUR WORTH I read an article the other day about a grandfather, a watch, and his grandson. The grandfather told the grandson that the watch had belonged to his great-great-grandfather. Sound familiar? He told his grandson to take the watch to see how much the watch was worth. The grandson took the watch to the watchmaker and came back to tell his grandfather that he was offered 5.00 for the watch. Then he took the watch down to the coffee shop and came back and said that once again, he had been offered 5.00 for the watch. The grandfather told the boy to take the watch down to the museum and see what they thought about the value of the watch. The grandson came back this time and said that they offered him a 1,000,000,000.00 for the watch. The lesson behind the story was to show you that you need to find those who value you and know your worth.

Matthew 6:26

26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Matthew 10:29-31

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Your bank account does not measure our value. It is not measured by how pretty you are or how much you know. Our value is measured by those that love us, and no one loves us more than our creator.

You are priceless in the Lord’s eyes. Never forget how much you cost Him. He gave His only son for you.

Have A Blessed Day!

 

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13 Comments

    • Tania Reply

      Johnna, I love vintage items because of the ties to the past.

  1. LORRAINE OTTO Reply

    Wow! Thank you. We live in a world which focuses on outward appearances. God sees the heart and we need to see the heart and encourage each other.

    • Tania Reply

      Lorraine, you are right about what the outside world focuses on. But, thankfully, the Lord sees more than our outward appearance.

    • Tania Reply

      I love vintage things like the cake stand. It is a great tie to my family of the past.

  2. My husband has a large oval cooker he inherited from his grandmother. He loves using it for his gumbo and always talks about her when he pulls it out. It is priceless to him. I’m sure a lot of chicken and dumplings and dressing on thanksgiving was made in it. The value is in the memories and the passing down those memories. Thanks Tania. A beautiful reminder.

    • Tania Reply

      That is a great story. To me, the cooker might be a cool and unique item. But, to your husband, it is a precious piece of history.

  3. I love this, Tania! Just had to share it with a dear friend, who herself is priceless. The funny part is, we’ve recently had an ongoing mystery concerning the whereabouts of my cake plate. I thought I had loaned it to her for her daughter’s wedding, but neither of us could remember clearly–just that we had talked about it. But it wasn’t in the wedding pics, nor was it in its usual spot in the china cabinet. Just Saturday, when she came over, I asked my husband about it, who then pulled it out from a “new” place and asked, “You mean this one?!”

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