Story Time- Other People’s Trash Was A Little Boys Treasure

The things that little boys think as being valuable can be amusing. When I was a boy, I had a collection box filled with things like cool rocks I found, bird feathers, and baseball cards among other things.

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But the 4th of July topped them all for amusing things this blogger collected when he was a boy. It was actually the morning of the 5th of July that my treasure hunt would commence. I would get a red wagon and pull it behind me as I went up and down both sides of my street to collect the used fireworks still on the sidewalks. Sure they had already been lit and fired off the night before, but in my eyes they were gems waiting to be collected and played with.

I would get home with my red wagon full of spent fireworks and then reenact the night before pretending to light off the fireworks along with making the sound effects. I am sure it was a slightly entertaining site for my neighbors. But those burnt out fireworks were a boy’s priceless discoveries.

As I think back on it, what was trash to the adults was a little boy’s treasure.

In the eyes of Jesus, everyone has value. Each person is a treasure to Jesus. We might feel burned out in life, used up, but in the eyes of Jesus, we are worth so much that he came and died for us.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

15 thoughts on “Story Time- Other People’s Trash Was A Little Boys Treasure

  1. Used fireworks… that’s definitely a new one 😊 It’s absolutely adorable that you used to collect them and pretend to reenact the night before. I used to collect cut off braids from my hair when I was younger. I wouldn’t untwist them so they’d stay whole in my memory tray. Weird, I know 😊

  2. “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

    “This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

    Matt, your 4th of July story sent me on a Love of God hunt through scripture. Thank you, and God Bless.

  3. So interesting, Matt. I could visualize you with the red wagon. I had a fascination with rocks and feathers too.
    Every person has value to Jesus.
    Thanks πŸ€—

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