Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Worth of Jesus

Years ago, Maurice Wright, a British farmer, bought a large painting at a neighborhood auction for less than $4 and stored it in his barn. After it collected cobwebs for several years, Wright's accountants noticed the painting and wondered if it was worth anything.
The farmer's accountant took a color picture of the painting and sent the picture to Christy's, a respected London auction firm. Surprisingly, he learned that the painting was the work of Thomas Daniell, a highly acclaimed 19th century artist.
Art critics had been aware of the existence of a missing 1808 Daniell, but its whereabouts had been a mystery for more than a century. Wright sold the painting at an auction for more than $90,000.
Imaging finding something that valuable in a barn!
Over 2000 years ago, Wise Men discovered a priceless treasure in a manger. They lavished their gifts and admiration on the baby Jesus. It was unlikely that the long awaited Messiah would be discovered laying in a manger, but there He was. Here lay the most precious gift ever to arrive on the earth.
When looking for that "perfect" gift for loved ones this Christmas, consider Jesus. Tell loved ones about the most costly, yet free gift ever found. Offer the eternal gift of life this Christmas season.