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Pennies from Heaven 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 08:21 AM - Extra Christy
Today I found nickels in the penny change cup. You know, the little containers by cash registers for pennies sometimes with a sign "Need a Penny? Take a Penny!" Folks who don't want to be bothered with pennies in their pockets and purses put the copper coins in the cup. Folks who need some pennies to round off a bill then take and use them.

Nickels in the penny cup might be a sign of rising prices: he or she couldn't be bothered carrying something worth so little. Or it might be someone was extra generous to the next person.

Getting rid of refuse or passing on a gift? Does that cup contain a cast off burden or a blessing paid forward? Like the boxed pet of quantum mechanics, Schrödinger's cat, the coin is half of each until we "open the box" and observe trash or cash.

Psalm 118 is quoted by Jesus that the people rejected by others are used by God to build his kingdom. God can reach in and make what others consider worthless, worthwhile. That's goes not just for Pennies but for People, too. All people are valued by and useful for God. And you can take that to the bank!

Rejected is Precious

Here is the gate of the LORD! Everyone who does right may enter this gate.I praise the LORD for answering my prayers and saving me.

The stone that the builders tossed aside
has now become the most important stone.

The LORD has done this, and it is amazing to us.This day belongs to the LORD! Let's celebrate and be glad today.-- Psalm 118:20-24 (CEV)

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