Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. The prompt this week is … Worth.
We are all image bearers.
The thought has been with me for days. We bear the image of Christ. In creating man, God stamped His very image on each of us. Our worth stems from thisÂ truth – God loves us because He created us and not based on anything we may or may not have done.
Upon seeing the word prompt, I reached for the book on my shelf and searched for the words I had read a few years ago:
“Our worth doesn’t go up and down like the stock market.
Will we receive and believe God’s love for us? If we do, then we will believe we have inherent worth. When we believe our true identity as beloved, then we can be exceptional (connecting with our extraordinary God to be our best) in the ordinary things of our life.”
(from 7 Days of Soul Care by Dolly M. Lee, page 27)
We not only have worth, we have “inherent worth”.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:29-31, NIV)
Inherent worth. Worth that is inseparable and is permanent.
Jesus said it. Now believe it.