What do you consider your most valued possessions? It could be; your car, that new sofa, a precious heirloom from a great great great grandmother, or it could be something that really has no value, but it means the world to you because of who gave it to you or who it once belonged to. Often we consider things of great value to be something expensive or beautiful. I myself hold nothing of great value. I am a Good Will shopper and lots of hand me downs. My family is being raised to understand the value of what money really is and how to bargain shop.
There is one thing that we all hold of great value though, but many of us get so busy that we fail to acknowledge it a lot of times. Do you know your value? You yourself are a great value. You are a child of God. When God created this world He had each one of of us in His mind. He saw all the time we would fail, our weakness, our stumbling blocks, our lack of trust in Him, and our self doubt. BUT… God also saw miracles to create from mistakes made, His strength to make us strong, to teach us from our stumbling blocks, to build a relationship with us to find our self worth, and to show Himself in miraculous ways when we would start to lose our trust in Him. He valued us so much that He sent His only son, Jesus, to die on a cross for all of our sins, to beg pardon for all our shortcomings. He longs for a relationahip with us, His most precious, valued, priceless work of art. Through all the flaws and mistakes, through all the ups and the downs, God sees us, His work in progress of His very own masterpiece to be completed. His longing is only for us, to know us personally, to care for us as His children. We all have value. We are valued in the eyes of Christ, and He should be our greatest value. To walk with Him and talk with Him, to build a relationship with Him, to “know” Him as our best friend. So, do you know your value?