Your faith—more precious than gold.
The date was January 24, 1848. James W. Marshall discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill in California. That discovery brought 300,000 people west to search for gold. A few got rich. Many gave up. In a few short years the gold rush was over and so was the hope and dream of many people.
God gives us something that’s worth more than all the gold in the world. Jesus Christ died and rose to save us from sin and death. He gives us eternal life. In that faith and confidence, we know we have struck it rich.
No need to get discouraged when other things don’t pan out in life. God gives us a gold claim on heaven that will never run out.
Thank You, God, for the gift of Jesus and for the faith to believe in Him. Amen.
Reflect: Write down the ten most valuable things God has given you. Share your list.
Read: 1 Peter 1:3-12 and Psalm 19