The Easter season has come and gone and I spent quite a bit of time in reflection ( that is in-between the family and fantastic food 🙂 ) We oftentimes get lost in the commercialism of the holidays. As a Christian, I don’t pay any homage to the Easter Bunny. What makes Easter so special to me is spending time commemorating the great sacrifice God did for humanity by sending His Son to absolve the debt( sins) of the world so that I (we) can live life to its fullest and fulfill God’s will for our lives.
Now,I don’t know about you, but sometimes I don’t feel worthy of such a gift. I look at myself and all my shortcomings and think, “What’s so special about me?” While this is an internal struggle many Christians face, its also a struggle many people face in general. I began to reflect on a story I read which posed the question, ” If I was to give you a hundred dollar bill, but it was crumpled and dirty, would you still want it? Is still worth a hundred dollars ?” Of Course it is and anybody in their right mind would absolutely snatch that money right up! Why? Simply because the fact that it was less appealing to the eye, didn’t diminish its worth.
Many of us aren’t appealing to society’s eyes. We are often overlooked because we don’t look “worthy” of the love and acceptance we so often crave. We have gone through things in life that have left us broken, tattered and seemingly worthless. It even causes us sometimes to doubt the purpose of our existence. But I want to remind my readers today that no matter your appearance to others, God still sees you as priceless! He is able to look past the outer man( woman) and see straight through to your heart.
God loves you no matter what! That is why you are still here! Your life has a purpose! Your life has value ! You are worth more to God than you could ever even begin to imagine!
If you ever find yourself in a season of feeling worthless, here some scriptures to cling to; a constant reminder that God loves you and even if you ( or anybody around you) can’t see your worth, He does!
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Peter 2: 4 and 9
4 You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor.
9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests,[g] a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.