The other day we drove into McDonald’s drive through window to order some breakfast on our way to Dallas. The total was $8.00. I said to my husband, “it’s odd to be even.” Being a female with a larger wallet, I’m used to pulling the exact change out. But not today! No coins necessary!
What do you do with your spare change? Your pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. That money you get back when your breakfast does not cost an even $8.00, but rather costs $8.12? And you give them a $10.00.
Do you drop it in the coin compartment in your car console never to be seen again until the pile becomes so unruly that you’re forced to empty it? Do you take it home and put it in the proverbial coin jar to empty only when it’s full for extra spending money for your vacation once a year? Do you give it to your children? Do you take it to Coinstar and cough up a loss of 10% each time to the machine to trade it in for dollars? Do you donate it to a worthy cause? Or do you add it to your tithe or offering?
Let’s make sense of our cents. Be creative! Value what we have been given or earned. Use it and rule over it wisely. But not let it rule over us.
Jesus spoke in parables many times using stories to teach us the value of money, but more so he used money to teach us our value and the value of relationships. He expects us to make the most out of what we have been given.
Let’s all be faithful with what we’ve been given. Use and share it well, so when it is all said and done we can hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” And we can share in our master’s happiness.
Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!Matthew 25:21
Love and laughter,