Thursday, July 25, 2013

What does our price tag tell us?

Just when you think your price has gone down, there is One who says you are worth every penny! Romans 5:8
It still amazes me daily how little people think of themselves, how little they value their lives. It comes down to this, they value life through their eyes only. When we do that, we see only what life throws at us, or what people say about us, or how we were raised and treated.

Though that may set a precedence, that is not who we really are, or what we were created to be. People struggle with this word, but sin, gives us a dim view of who we ought to be, and in whose image we were created. Even so, God has made a way. The we can see ourselves again as His child, a new creation, a person of high value!

Though separated from Him because we sin, we see only a darkness that sin produces and blinds us from seeing the truth. But God wants to love us back into His marvelous light and put a different price tag on us, priceless! Yes, in His sight we have value, in His sight we belong. He made a way in spite of ourselves and how we value our lives!

We are so valuable to Him that He sent His only Son to die for us. Think about that for a moment. When was the last time, anyone ever loved you like that? Or, ever offered that kind of hope in a hopeless world of depression, despair, anxiety, that medication only offers a temporary fix? He wants to change you from the old and make you new (II Cor. 5:17).

He sent the love of His life to make a way for us to show us. A love that goes beyond comprehension.

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ dies for us." (Romans 5:8)

 Yes while in our view we may seem to have dropped in price, God says we were worth His Sons' life. Think about that the next time we feel no one out there cares.