What are you worth? Sounds like an interesting question and there are people who have tried to place a monetary value on human life. But I would like you to think about what you are worth? if we are honest we have let something or someone give us value. Work for many is where they find their worth. This leads to people becoming workaholics and not taking any time for rest. They don't look forward to retirement because they will become worthless. Sports is another one of those definers. If you are good then your life revolves around it. How many of you are mortgaging your family for sports? How about relationships. For many it is a person that gives them worth. Their spouse gives them worth or their kids give them worth. But is any of this healthy? NO. Hard to say but it is the answer we must embrace. So where does our worth come from?
To answer that question you must start at the beginning. Where did life begin? You can follow the Stephen Hawkins of the world you believe in a big bang or you can follow Jesus. Jesus died and rose again. He believed the beginning was the record of the book of Genesis. I think I will go with the person who died and came back to life. Genesis 1 tells of the created order. When you read it carefully you find that God stops before creating humans. Everything else is created and flourishing but now is the time for God's Ultimate Creation - Humans. "Let us make human beings in our image to be like us" Genesis 1:26 NLT. Something was different about his creation. It is what is called the Imago Dei or the Image of God.
We were created not as anything else was. We are created in the Image of God and that changes everything. This means our worth and value comes from God. This changes everything!! This means it doesn't matter what anyone else says about us. It means we don't have to find our value, because we have value. All human life does. From the kid in the wheelchair to the Elderly nearing the end of their life - all human life as worth and value.
So perhaps you have been struggling with your worth. Please read this carefully: You were created in the image of God and have worth, value and significance. Don't ever doubt that!!
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