Have you ever thought about what you are worth to God?
Too often, I hear brothers and sisters talk about themselves as if they are insignificant to God – sort of reflecting the question David asks in Psalm 8:4: “What is man that you are mindful of him?” What can we possibly mean in the context of an eternal God? What can one person mean to the Creator of the cosmos, to the Alpha & the Omega, to the Almighty? How can one speck of sand mean anything in the landscape of human existence?
But you are worthwhile to God. You are meaningful to Him. You are valuable to Him.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
When the apostle writes that God loves the world, he means you. “For God so loved you that He sent His Son.”
There is no one in the entire history of the universe who is exactly like you, and there never will be. You are singular and unique, and God wants you to spend the rest of eternity with Him. He made you to be with Him. He has prepared a home for you with Him. He sacrificed greatly so you can be with Him. These are not the actions of a Creator that sees you as worthless. Rather, they are the actions of a God who sees you as worthwhile. So let’s stop beating ourselves up and instead let Him lift us up. Let Him lift us up to His standards, to His love, to His grace.
It begins with the simple realization that yes, you are, as a point of fact, worth something.