A Lesson From the Trash Can
Today at lunch as I was throwing away paper towel I noticed that I had also thrown some money in there with it. I began to walk away saying it was only $3 but then decided to attempt to retrieve it.
As I looked down I saw the money lying something not so pleasing but I went ahead and reached down and grabbed it.
I then proceeded to the closest sink to wash my hands just in case any of the not so pleasant trash got on them. The money was perfectly fine and spendable.
As I was walking away with my “dirty money” the Holy Spirit used this experience to speak to me about people. Money in any increment is valuable and so are people. Just because they may be mingling in around the wrong people, involved in ungodly and illegal activities does not make them any less valuable. Someone just has to be willing to get their hands dirty, reach in and grab the valuable items.
Will you stand in the gap for someone who may not be doing the right things but has purpose and worth? Will you pray for that child of yours that is on drugs or in a gang even though you are completely embarrassed of their current actions? Will you pray for a prodigal spouse, child or relative to reconcile themselves back to God and then to their families? Will you pray for the healing of someone that you consider to be an enemy?
The blood of Jesus does that for us. It cleanses us and washes of all our filth and sets us before the King of kings to be used for His use.
Each and every person has value because God loves them no matter what trash can they may be currently residing in.
Instead of walking away from what you may consider trash because they are dirty and covered in filth, reach in grab them, pray for them, wash them in the blood of Jesus and watch God use them in His way.
Money can be replaced but where a person will spend eternity cannot.