Knowing the value of something will affect our care and responsibility towards the object. With the recent opening of pheasant season, I am always drawn back to the fond memory of my first shotgun purchase. How I recall as a 12-year-old boy who mowed yards and picked rocks to save up for an Ithaca 12 gauge pump shotgun! I cared for that gun with a genuine love and in fact, have it (and use it) to this day. You see it was valuable and precious to me and I treated it with respect and care. I remember too standing at the sink in my Grandma’s kitchen helping with dishes after a supper. Most meals were served on simple Corelle dinner-ware, and no one needed to be real careful in washing or drying as the plates were not particularly valuable or precious. But, on those special events when the fine china came out, well, let’s just say you better be really careful in washing and drying for these dishes were the best of the best and were precious to my Grandmother.
We will look at the text of Acts 4:32-5:11 and learn how “great grace” (4:33) impacted the early church. Because of what “great grace” is and does, it should be appreciated and cherished by all of us. Its value was witnessed in the early church and it must be witnessed in ours as well.
– Pastor Flaa