By Deb Matheson
Recently, I was scanning my groceries through the self-serve checkout when I placed a single zucchini (courgette) on the scales, punched Z, and, to my surprise, the machine told me one single zucchini was more than I expected.
Sadly, I didn't think a small single Zucchini would be worth very much at all.
Then I thought that perhaps we approach God in the same way, basing our worth on what we think, or what others have said we are worth.
At different stages in one’s life, sometimes it can feel like not very much. Yet the amazing beautiful truth is that God doesn't have scales.
When we approach Him, He doesn't look up our name, type and size and say, ‘Oh you’re only worth this much.’
When we approach our God and listen to His Words, He reveals our worth and we come to know we are priceless to Him. No human being or bank could ever contain the amount we are worth. God created us “in His image”, to be in relationship with Him.
When we have had painful words spoken to us, or situations have happened to us, it is in our human nature to believe lies of how unlovable we are, or how damaged we are.
That is why it is so important to turn to the Word of God, the Bible, and trust God’s valuation of us, as it protects our minds from the lies that try to destroy us. Today, remember that you are worth more than rubies and pearls, you are priceless. As Jesus’ sacrifice for your sins proved, you are literally to die for.
So, next time you’re in the supermarket scanning your groceries remember you are one priceless gem with incredible worth.