The Worth of Things

King Hezekiah was one of the few faithful kings of Israel in the Old Testament. When he was ill and at the point of death, he entreated the Lord God for mercy and God answered his prayer by healing him. After his recovery, he praised Yahweh for saving him from death, both physical and spiritual. He said that the dead cannot praise the Lord, only the living can.

People who are truly alive know the worth of things. They know that the material world is temporary while the spiritual life in Christ is what really matters. They work, eat, and play like everyone else but they know that their foremost duty in life is to love and serve God. So they live a life of sharing with and caring for others. They try to help people become closer to God and to each other. They are not fooled by the deception and allure of the world. They understand that we are called to be spiritual beings because we have been created in the image of God. Like Hezekiah, we know that God truly exists and is merciful. We should do our best every day to help build the kingdom of God here on earth.