“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7
I remember being in a team building exercise when I worked at a bank where the team you were on needed to decide who lived and who died based on a “story problem” of everyone getting a dreaded disease and only one could have the serum to cure it. Everyone on the team was given a character sketch of their age, abilities, education, career and so on. This information was meant to help us make our choice. One was given more value than the others.
That’s not how Jesus sees us. Jesus sees us with great love and value. Who we are, what we have or can do has no bearing on our value to God. Jesus would have gone to the cross for just one of us … just for you. You are the one chosen to receive the cure for sin. God has a purpose for you. You were created just for it.
Prayer: God, I thank you for the cure of sin you have given me. I pray that I can live out the purpose you have for me and not be swayed by the callings of the world. Amen
Faith Tip: Knowing the value that you have to God, how can that make you look at others differently?