Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How Important Are You?

There are many people and objects that have great importance to us. We share our concerns about a family member or friend who are physically hurting. We also share the times when we can rejoice that a family member or friend is feeling better or has had an accomplishment. These are good things.

We value our homes, our family, memorable objects and experiences. There is nothing wrong with this. God gave them to us to make you happy. He loves to see us happy.

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But sometimes we wonder just how important we, as an individual, are.

We question our value, what we've done with our lives. Sometimes we focus on the things we've done wrong and spiral into a sadness, assuming we are worthless.

Psalm 139 says:

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
    Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
    as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed.

God knew there would be moments when we would question our importance. He gave us many verses in the Bible to serve as word hugs from Him.

Today is the Wednesday during the celebrated Passover week. The Bible tells us Jesus had looked at the city of Jerusalem and wept. He prayed in the garden, knowing the great sacrifice needed to be given to save us from a terrible punishment. He knew all the sins of the world would be placed on His shoulders.

Yet, because you and I are so very important to Him….He chose to do all that was required to save us. He really wants to see us and spend time with us in Heaven.

How important are you?

You are a treasure worth paying a great price. You are loved by the one who created you.

This post has been brought to you by the one word: Significance


Linda Glaz said...

Really nice!

Mary Vee Writer said...

Thank you, Linda.

Cindy Q said...

Mary, I was in my car listening to the radio. "How He Loves" was playing. The first line is "He is jealous for me." For some reason, this morning those words just struck me, deeply. All the thoughts I have that I'm not valuable or wanted. Then the words, "He is jealous for me" penetrated me, mind and heart both. He is jealous for me. Wow. I must be of great of value to Him. Your post goes right along with this thought. Oh, Mary, He is jealous for you! You are so valuable to Him He chose to hang on a cross in your stead. In my stead. Wow. Amazing.

Much grace to you and many blessings,

Mary Vee Writer said...

Because of Him--we are important.

Thanks for your thoughts, Cindy. So heartwarming.