On May 14, 2020, a bat once swung by Babe Ruth sold for $930,000. His 1920 jersey sold for $4.4 million, and his 1927 World Series ring sold for $2.1 million.
Joe DiMaggio’s hand-written journal sold for $1.5 million
A copy of the Constitution once held by George Washington sold for $9.8 million, while his pistols sold for $2 million.
President John F. Kennedy’s watch sold for $350,000; his golf clubs sold for $772,000; and his Rolex watch given by Marilyn Monroe in 1962 was sold for $120,000.
Here’s the lesson. The value of an object is found in its owner. That is especially true with followers of Christ. The Bible says, “You have been bought and paid for by Christ, so you belong to him” (1 Corinthians 7:23).
Recovery Step: Your value is not dependent on the success of your recovery, but on the price Jesus paid on the cross. Rejoice in that!
Author: Mark Denison
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.