Sunday, October 2, 2011

You Are Worth It

One day I visited a grocery store that had some very unique items. They included truffles priced at $999.99 per pound and bottles of wine for over $2,000 each! It amazed me how people could spend large amounts of money for stuff like that.

A few days later I got into a discussion with a couple friends about God not being limited by finances. I pointed out when I’ve traveled on the mission field by bus or train; the Lord often provided money at the last minute when I had to buy the most expensive ticket. For a long time, it puzzled me why the money usually didn’t manifest earlier so I could buy a cheaper ticket.

Then I realized how much God will spend to help us get to wherever He wants us to be. That includes eternal life in heaven. In the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price, Jesus said, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” (Matthew 13:45-46)

So the next time you are tempted to put yourself down, remember the price the Lord paid for your salvation. You are worth it!

“How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.” - Psalm 36:7 (NIV)

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