What’s Your Worth?
When we were recently back in our hometown, we made it a point to go to church. I know that some of you may not see the importance, but for us it starts our week off on such a good note. Not that every single Sunday is perfect, but it’s the least I can do to thank God for what He’s done for me.
It’s always a big decision where we should go because we have several ties and so many people we would love to see. This past weekend we decided to go where we could worship with family. When you move away, you learn how important it is to spend time with them – wherever they are.
Before communion, a gentleman shared a few words – and the message he shared was powerful. He told us about these ridiculous questions that people often ask parents who have adopted a child. I wish I would’ve written them down. I was so consumed with those questions and how hurtful they must’ve been – I didn’t even look down until we prayed.
One of the questions and statements was regarding how much it cost to adopt a child – and why anyone would invest so much money into something when you don’t know what kind of problems you might endure down the road. Unbelievable.
During his message he also pointed out that there was a big price that had to be paid for every single one of us so that we could become a child of God – and his name is Jesus. God knew we wouldn’t be perfect. He knew there would be times when we would reject him. He knew some of us would have cancer, battle addiction, and make poor choices – but He paid the price anyway.
God loves you – that much. He chose you. How does that make you feel – to know that you are loved – regardless of any mistake or weakness that you have struggled with?
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Romans 8:14-17
“ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” John 3:16-17
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