Counting The Cost

The coins lay before me on the table. Beside them was my open book of instruction. “For which of you, intending to build a tower does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it.” The coins were only a visual representation of my life and the things I thought of as important. One by one I began to stack them in a tower formation, naming each for what they represented.

Reputation, relationships, finances, comfort, understanding, livelihood, dreams, trust, time, investment, home, safety, control, talents, ambition…the names went on as the stack grew taller. I looked back at my instruction book, “whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple”.

I lifted my eyes to look at the prize of Jesus and eternal life. Glancing once more at the coins representing my life, I moved my hand to push them off the table. It seemed little enough to offer these things in light of the treasure yet to be had.

* Scriptures Luke 14:28, 33

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