Life can be pretty brutal at times. Sometimes we begin to wonder if anyone really cares about us at all. We feel so invisible at times, we’re more than a little bit curious: Does somebody out there at the very least acknowledge my existence?
Jesus makes this clear. You can be absolutely confident that God not only knows you, he values you highly.
You matter to God!
Whatever circumstances might have you doubting this, put them aside. Whoever might have told you that you are a worthless nobody, shut their words out. Whatever “epic fails” you’ve endured that have eroded your confidence, set those aside. Whatever guilt and history and baggage you carry, place it down and leave it there.
Because Jesus says it again and again and again. In many different ways he states this same truth — the real truth.
But he doesn’t just say it. No, he also acts on the real truth by sacrificing his very own life to convince you of just one thing:
You matter to God! You matter deeply to God.
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Luke 12:6-7, NIV).
Our Bible reading for Wednesday, April 8, is Deuteronomy 9:1 – 10:22, Luke 12:1-34 and Psalm 42:6b-11.
Header image based on "Sparrows feeding" by Sander van der Wel, CC By-SA 2.0