Your True Worth
"As a carpenter," wrote Roy Lessin, "Jesus worked with a hammer, nails and wood. When He picked up a hammer, He knew that one day a hammer would be raised up against Him; when His hand drove in a nail, He knew that one day nails would be driven into Him; when He worked with wood, He knew that one day there would be a tree where he would offer up His life.
"Why the hammer? Why the nails? Why the wood? It all has to do with worth. . . not His worth, but yours. Jesus knew your true value, and that's why He died."
But how much are you, a single individual - perhaps without power, influence, money or education - really worth?
When it comes to your existence in relationship to God, the relationship is strictly one-on-one. No one else sees with your eyes, feels what you feel, and thinks what you think. You are unique - one of a kind, without duplication. Your true worth can be assessed only in terms of what God was willing to sacrifice to bring you back into fellowship with Him, namely His own Son. You are not a mistake, a quirk of human nature, a reject cast-off on the restless side of humanity. When you were conceived, you were endowed with a soul and were made in the image of God.
When you want to know what your worth is in God's sight, take a look at the cross and say, "That's the answer!"
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. JOHN 3:16