exchange rates

I’ve been thinking about exchange rates since last Sunday.

In my few travels abroad – I learned to estimate the exchange rate.  For example … in Greece, I knew that one American dollar didn’t go as far there as it did at home.  It took about $4 to equal 3 euros.   While I enjoy mathematics, I don’t really understand economics.  I don’t understand why the dollar didn’t go as far.

In my spiritual journey I am grateful for God’s economy.  I don’t understand it … but I realize it works in my favor.  Through Isaiah God explained his exchange rate … and Crystal Lewis put those words in worship song … He gives beauty for ashes, strength for fear, gladness for mourning and peace for despair.

Sarah Young, devotional author, wrote it this way …

I am your best friend, as well as your King.  Walk hand in hand with Me through your life.  Together we will face whatever each day brings: pleasures, hardships, adventures, disappointments.  Nothing is wasted when it is shared with Me. I can bring beauty out of the ashes of lost dreams. I can glean Joy out of sorrow, Peace out of adversity.  Only a Friend who is also the King of kings could accomplish this divine alchemy.  There is no other like Me!

I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God.  For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness.  Isaiah 61:10

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