One day I was thinking, “What is my worth…?”
Some of the people that have loved and valued me the most are not among us anymore. In their eyes, I knew I was so precious but my worth used to be dependent on those relationships.
Some other people that I’ve meet in my life have really appreciated me but now we are not that close. So where is my worth now?
Some others have not shown that at all as if I am not really worth anything. Again, is that my worth?
Perhaps we, as humans, might be limited in the way that we can show someone how much they really mean to us.
But I wonder, is that the right thing to do? Expect for people to show or tell us what our worth is? Is that our real worth?
In a world that promotes injustice, as well as self-love in a destructive way, sometimes we might feel that we are underappreciated. This could be at work or at school, or even in our relationships. Maybe we don’t always receive what we think we deserve, even if… “we are worth it”, do we?
I don’t know about you but I often get discouraged and end up being hurt because of those kinds of expectations that I put on people. But in those times, God’s grace and kindness lead me to repentance, and then I am reminded of my real worth…
That is Jesus Christ, God’s Only Begotten Son whom God sent to die in my place on the cross. Through Jesus, I have received eternal life because of His great love for me (John 3:16). I was purchased at the expense of his blood and that is my worth. Is that not enough?
The Good News is that I am redeemed and forgiven by his grace (Ephesians 1:7). If I fail, it doesn’t mean that I am not worth anything anymore. I may feel that I’m not good enough…
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life”
Jesus, through his sacrifice on the cross, has shown me how much He loves me. My value never changes in the eyes of God.
Let’s ask the Lord to reveal to us more and more of the depth of His love for us. And let’s thank Him for how much each of us individually means to Him!
“Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold … but with the precious blood of Christ”
1 Peter 1:18-19