“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.” – Luke 12:6-7
Have you ever felt like no one cares?
Cindy stared into the mirror. It had been a month since her husband walked out and she still saw the same thing. The same questions still swirled about her mind. Why? What was wrong with her? Who would want her now?
Cindy felt worthless, but this feeling couldn’t be farther than the truth.
The Sea of Life
Life has a way of beating us down at times. At other times it lifts us up. It’s like a seesaw and a merry-go-round all in one. When we look at ourselves and our lives for a sense of our value, we may feel great one day and worthless the next. There’s no good foundation, no anchor as we bob up and down in a raging sea of emotions.
The Solid Rock of Christ
God is not like our life. He does not waiver. Our value in His eyes doesn’t rise and fall based on how productive we are, how good our marriage is, or how obedient we are. He loves us and cares for us. We are immensely valuable to Him.
Why are you valuable?
You are God’s creation. He knit you together in your mother’s womb. He knows everything about you, even how many hairs are on your head. You are valuable because God values you.
My daughter had a special stuffed animal growing up, Duckie. Duckie went everywhere with us and she couldn’t sleep without him. Once Melissa and I realized Duckie was the special stuffed animal we tried to find another, “just in case.” We found one and that other Duckie sat in waiting until the day it would be needed.
One night Kaylee got sick and threw up in her bed…and all over Duckie. He needed to be washed, but she needed her Duckie. It was the other Duckie’s time to shine. We snuck the original Duckie out and brought in his replacement. It took about 2 seconds before we heard,
“That’s not Duckie.”
“Sure it is, dear.”
“No, it’s not. Where’s Duckie?”
There was no convincing her. She knew without a doubt because she knew every inch of her Duckie.
In one sense, you could say Duckie was a $20 stuffed animal, but you would be wrong. Duckie was priceless. There were no other stuffed animals like Duckie. Duckie wasn’t valuable because of the materials used or cool features he had, but because he was loved. You are more valuable than many Duckies.
You are valuable because you are loved by God.
Instead of looking in the mirror to decide your value, look in the Bible. God’s Word doesn’t change and it says, you are greatly valued and precious, one of a kind…loved.
You have created me and You love me. When I start to question my value or the world says I’m worthless, remind me of what You say.
In Christ’s Service,
I hope you have enjoyed this devotion. I’d like to also invite you to join us for worship this week. Our services are casual and our people are friendly. We meet for worship at 11am at 27221 Foamflower Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33544.
See you there!