Friday, November 23, 2018

You are of Value

Today's word at the Five Minute Friday community is value. We write for 5 minutes on the word prompt. I always try to write on the first thing that comes to my mind when I heard the word. I do not look at anyone else's post until mine is posted as well. Today's word made me think of this:

Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.  Luke 12:6-7

In today's world where everything conspires to make you feel like you're not enough, the above scripture really shouts out: "Your Father feels you are worth attention!"
I find the fact that He NUMBERS our hairs incomprehensible. I mean, my hair count changes daily.
You'd only pay that close attention to something you value highly. There's a lot of things, small details, I don't take much notice; since in the big scheme of things, they don't really matter. (And as a ministry assistant, it's my job to keep track of the details.) 
However, when it comes to things that matter, I have learned to track the minutest detail. I write it down. I build into my routine devices to help me not neglect a single thing. I do whatever it takes to remember those things that are important.
You are important. You are incredibly important. You are worth so much the Ruler of the Universe sent His only Son to die for your sins, to take the punishment you deserved, so you could go free.
How much more valuable could you be than that?
Here's hoping today you receive the words, "You are of value," and face the rest of your day with confidence and joy.


I just want you to know how highly I value those of you that make your way to the Journey to read my words! I believe encouraging others with the written word is a worthy calling. Thank you especially to those who respond. You make it worthwhile!

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Lesley said...

I used this verse too with the FMF prompt! It is amazing to think how God values us and it's so true that the attention to detail of even knowing the number of hairs on our heads illustrates that well. Visiting from FMF #4.

Rebecca Jones said...

Great post Jerralea, I couldn't count that high, even the stars I see. Maybe a brush but never my head. He really knows us alright, who would bother to count your children's or your dog's hair? His love is why more and He's a lot smarter than I am I know.

Kathatest said...

Thanks for this great reminder, it is so true! Your FMF neighbor this week.