Once, when I was in first grade, I swapped my silver dollar for a doll that was made out of pipe cleaners and empty thread spools. Looking back with all the wisdom of my years :) and the increase in the value of silver coins, I would say it wasn't a fair trade!
As my Daddy commented, "I believe you got the short end of the stick!"
However, there is something I was given that is much more precious than silver, and it will never lose its value, or be lost.
A swap took place
when Jesus died in my stead.
He took my guilt and gave me His goodness.
He took my hurts and gave me healing.
He became poor that I might be rich.
He traded my shame for His glory.
He took my dirty ragged jeans,
and gave me His robe of righteousness.
Yes, it was a good trade for me, but Jesus also says to everyone who comes to Him,
"You are worth the price I paid."
Thank You, Jesus!