The Wealth of the Nations
Isaiah 60:5 says "Then you will see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and exult, because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you."
What is the true wealth of nations? In sheer economic terms, it is often considered to be the productivity, like the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) reading of the US economy. Do you know what God considers to be the wealth of the nations? People. I believe that God finds people to be valuable and that He finds them valuable apart from their productivity. Why are people so valuable to God? Because He made them. God made each and every human being on the face of the earth and He gave them a unique soul as part of making humans in His own image. What do you find most valuable in life? If we are to be more like God in what we value, consider what is is of eternal value. People are of eternal value because they have a soul. So let us look upon the nations God is bringing to Kansas City and allow our hearts to thrill and exult in God. And the next time we read 550 Afghan arrivals are scheduled to arrive in Kansas City, let us read that as 550 Afghan people created in the image of God or closer to the truth, 550 souls, eternal souls made in the image of God are scheduled to arrive in Kansas City.