"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58

Over a year ago I had some work done on our house where a contractor came out beforehand to perform some measurements.

A few rooms and some small talk later he was done. But not before I got a chance to leave him with a Ten Commandments coin.

Today we had scheduled for someone to come out and perform measurements on another area of our house. When I opened the door to greet him, the man on the other side of the door seemed strangely familiar.

"Am I at the right house?" the man asked.

"Yep, c'mon in," I replied.

Turns out he was at the "right" house and turns out it was the same guy from a year ago!

How do I know?

"I'll prove it to ya." The man said to me as if to confirm our previous meeting.

At that moment Ed pulled out of his pocket the very same Ten Commandments coin I had given him last year.

"It's a little worn. But I've kept it ever since." Ed said with a grateful smile.

For me this was a confirmation that while not every one may receive God's word with gladness there are those who know the value of it, cherish it, and never let it go.

One other thing Ed told me was that everywhere he goes this coin acts as a conversation piece where others often ask him with curiosity "What is that?". To which I can only imagine in wide-eyed wonder the wonderful discussions that must take place about God.

Run to win,

Published by Dennis Miranda