“Pleasures are shafts of glory as it strikes our sensibility….I have tried…to make every pleasure into a channel of adoration. I don’t mean simply by giving thanks for it. One must of course give thanks, but I meant something different…Gratitude exclaims, very properly, ‘How good of God to give me this.’ Adoration says, ‘What must be the quality of that Being whose far-off and momentary coruscations are like this!’ One’s mind runs back up the sunbeam to the sun….If this is Hedonism, it is also a somewhat arduous discipline. But it is worth some labour” – C.S. Lewis (via John Piper)
What is costly to you? Maybe it’s not a physical object but a hope or expectation you have for yourself or someone else. Bring that to Jesus today, just like the three men from the East or the woman who adorned Jesus’ feet with costly perfume. Reflect on the good gifts he has given you this past year.