You Are Priceless

I came that they may have life
and have it abundantly.
       —John 10:10

The value of jewelry depends, primarily, on what it costs. Richard Burton bought Elizabeth Taylor a 69-carat diamond ring for $1.5 million. If diamonds went at a dollar a bushel, no gentleman would gift them, and no lady would wear them.

But the sentiment that accompanies a possession sometimes elevates the value from worthless to priceless.

Mattie Dixon was eighty-nine when she died. She was a widow, didn’t have any kin—and didn’t have a will. So the tax authority hired an auctioneer.

One of the items to be auctioned was Mattie’s wedding ring. A few years before her death, she was offered $1,000 for it. She turned it on her finger and said, “Fifty-six years of marriage—I wouldn’t sell you this ring for $10 million.” The auctioneer sold it for two dollars.

God has you—and you are priceless.

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