One dirty sock, one beaded cross keychain, and a few coins. These were the items that my stepson carefully placed next to each other in a straight, neat row. He looked at me with a smile and said, “Now Ash, which one of these things should you never throw away?”
I looked at the items, puzzled by what his little mind was trying to accomplish. I took a second and thought about all the topics we had discussed on prayer and Jesus, and I chose the cross with a question in my voice.
“You’re exactly right!” was his response.
That scene played over and over in my head. Mostly because I thought it was cute. But then one morning, as I was preparing for a run before the rest of the members of my house woke up, it hit me. I was going through all that I needed to do, bills that needed to be paid, and pondering the future as I laced up my shoes. The thought stopped me dead in my tracks and I knew instantly that it was from the Lord.
“What is most important?”
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