Thoughts for the Week

What’s Your Worth?

How valuable are you?

Here’s something to ponder. Things are only as valuable as people say they are. The dollar has very little intrinsic value. It’s merely a slip of paper, but Americans use it for currency. Why? Because we have agreed the dollar holds value.

Imagine you were trapped on a desert island. But there’s good news. The island’s covered in diamonds. Sounds great at first, but think about it. What would you do with them? A diamond cannot provide food, give you shelter, or rescue you from the island. In other words, they are worthless.

So, back to the question. How valuable are you? Sometimes, people turn to friends, work, school, and loved ones for worth in their lives. But, those estimates are based on your talents, beauty, and success. All of which will fade away.

Here’s the thing, God values you. He thinks you’re special period. The beginning of the third chapter of first John bursts with praise “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (NIV)

We have value because God says we are His children.

It doesn’t matter who you are, what you know, and what you look or sound like…you are incredibly valuable because He says so. How valuable, you ask?

Let’s just say that God would rather die than not have you in His family. He values you so highly, that He would lower Himself to become a human and die one of the most painful deaths imaginable. All that so you would come to know Him as Father.

Your worth in God’s eyes, my friend, is priceless.

Copyright 2011 by Molly Anderson. Use by permission only.

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