Autographed Napkins

When I Was A Kid my mom kept a small knick-knack-keepsake box on our living room coffee table. Its sides were about 9 inches by 9 inches and it was about 4 inches tall. It was an oak color with a decorative top. I don’t really remember what the decoration on top was. To tell the truth the box wasn’t all that attractive. I have no idea where it came from or where it is now. I do know that Mom still has it somewhere. It’s an important box. Not because it’s expensive or a valuable antique. It’s important to Mom because of what’s inside.

Inside Mom’s little coffee table keepsake box is a collection of autographed cocktail napkins. It isn’t a huge collection and I don’t remember who all signed those napkins but Mom treasures them. I believe they were all country western singers. Mom worked for a few years at a hotel and met these singers and got their autographs. I remember a couple of them: Mac Davis and Roy Clark. Mac Davis is probably Mom’s favorite. I know she was awful fond of him and Larry Gatlin.

I know that there’s not much I’m good for. I’m not all that good looking. Heaven knows I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. My talent can fit in a thimble. But there’s something inside me that makes me valuable: God. The God who created this incredible universe, who loves me enough that He died for me, has written His name on my heart. Because His hand has touched me I am more valuable than all the gold, silver, jewels and money on earth. His autograph has given me infinite worth.

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About jthomasrodgers

Child of God. Husband. Father. Dreamer.
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5 Responses to Autographed Napkins

  1. Tammy says:

    What a great write-up and how awesomely true is the value He places on us. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Tammy McElroy. says:

    That was really good Jason. As soon as I saw Mac Davis I Thot boy that brings back memories too. He easvkbevif my favorite singers during that time. Love the spiritual application too.

  3. Randy says:

    Amen to that. If we depended on this world to give us worth we would all be in trouble. We are children of the living God.

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