People tend to count often in December. Fastidious budgeters often check their bank accounts multiple times a day during December. Others tally what’s left in their wallets. Some people take the time to count their blessings. I know I’ve also counted the hours in the day and the tasks left to complete.
December is a month of spending, tracking, budgeting, and collecting. Whether our time, our money, our gifts, or our to-do’s, we have much to manage.
Fortunately, the Christ we celebrate this month is the best treasurer to ever exist.
“Does he not see my ways and count my every step?” –Job 31:4
“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” –Luke 12:7
If He knows the number of the hairs on our heads and every step we take, He is certainly doing a better job of keeping track of our mess and our gifts than we could ever hope to. More than just tracking, though, Christ, on our behalf:
- Has paid our debt
- Has provided what we need
- Has invested our lives in eternal things
- Has given us everything we need, counted and tallied, to glorify Him
- Has sacrificed to ensure that all our loved ones are covered too
- Has secured for us a future with Him that is priceless –and that can’t be bought or sold
The Christmas lists of budget sheets, wants and needs, and plans to complete look a little different when we recognize the work that our treasurer is doing.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Behold, the one who counts most (pun intended!)
Behold, the treasurer who exchanges for treasure in heaven.
Behold, the treasure Himself.
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