E-votional   I Am Worth Something!
February 20, 2001
Or what woman having ten coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?" 

-- Luke 15:8
Value, it drives us.  those things we find valuable, we will do most anything for.  Not too long ago there were a couple of crazes that swept the nation.  Beenie Babies and Pokemon cards.  To some, hearing the name of one of these made your heart race with excitement, yet others, disdain.  People wanted these, and they would fight, argue, lie, cheat and steal for them.  It was something that was valued.
Hear the Good News, Christ values us.  Moreover, he will do anything, just short of sin, to reach us and to call us his own.  As Christians, we too should want to do anything and everything just short of sinning to reach out and have another experience Christ.  What do you think?  Jesus taught this parable using a woman's dowry.  This was more valuable than merely a coin.  Beenie Babies, evidently are more valuable than a regular stuffed animal, and people are more than sentient beings.  Anything short of sin.  Reach them.  We are valuable.
Lord, why You value me, I do not quite know, yet you do.  I think I am okay most of the time, yet You love me like none other.  You love me.  Thank You.  Thank You for seeking me out and finding me.  You did in fact reach me, and now I am Yours.  Help me to find others.  Help me to see the worth You see in them.  The worst of the worse, You love, why, once again, I don't quite understand, but You do.  Help me to have a heart that is like Yours.  And finally, thank You for all You have done in my life, and all You will continue to do, through Christ our Lord I pray.  Amen.