As the cashier in the shop handed me my change I could see it was 20p short. I thought about saying something but then decided not to, after all it was only 20p.
Later that same day I needed change for a car park machine and I realized I was just short. Can you guess by how much?
Ironic isn’t it!
The 20p that wasn’t worth much to me became what I needed the most later that day.
It is easy in life to dismiss things, people and situations as unimportant but the lesson of the 20p coin is that everything has value.
The Bible explains this by using the example of a body (1 Corinthians 12). In the analogy, every Christian is a member or a part of one body and each person has equal importance and an important part to play. Although you might think that the brain or heart is the most important, the reality is that without the rest of the body they can’t function.
Do you feel like a 20p coin or a million pounds?
I believe that each of us has great value and that God values us enough to give us a part to play in his work if we follow him.
If you would like to think more about how Jesus valued people, then you could look at She was so important but we don’t even know her name