Believe: Your Heavenly Value
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are more valuable than many sparrows. Luke 12: 6-7
To ensure you can afford all the gifts you plan on giving this Christmas, it is likely you have had to readjust your budget. Christmas shopping is serious business and so is the expense. During the holiday season, the more popular and in demand a gift, the more you will pay. What people like and what they want directly influences the value of the gift. And since we know people change their mind more often than they change their underwear, we also know that the value of these gifts may change greatly from day to day.
And just like a popular Christmas gift, we can allow the likes and wants of others to influence what we believe is our value. But the good news is that your heavenly value never changes and it is free from the likes and wants of others. God never changes his underwear and certainly never changes his mind about you! You are worth far more to him than any person or thing found in this world. If he knows how many hairs you have on your head, do you think he could ever forget about you? His love for you is great and is free from conditions or cost. Jesus paid the cost for you with His life because He knows how valuable you are. The cost of basing your value on the likes and wants of others will cost you your life. The cost of believing in Jesus and how much you are valued in the Kingdom of God is priceless. This Christmas, check your budget once more and make sure you leave room to buy the truth about your heavenly value.