He Knows Your Worth
Have you ever questioned your worth? Have you ever felt rejected, overlooked, or underestimated by the world?
In society, value is often determined by material wealth or societal status. We are continually appraised by the size of our bank accounts, the labels on our clothes, or the number of followers we have on social media.
But God's economy is different. He's not looking at your bank account or your list of accomplishments; He's looking at you—the real you, “the you” He lovingly created. Being rich or poor, successful or not in worldly terms, has absolutely nothing to do with your true worth.
There are two key things that determine value in life: 1. What someone is willing to pay for it. 2. Who has owned it.
Think about it. The value of a piece of art skyrockets if it's painted by a renowned artist or if someone famous has owned it. Now consider this: "You have been bought and paid for by Christ, so you belong to him" (1 Corinthians 7:23). Christ, the Son of God, saw so much value in you that He was willing to pay for you with His life. The cross is not just a symbol of sacrifice; it's a statement of your immense value.
So, as we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross today, let us pause and internalize the sacrifice Christ made on that Cross for you and me. And if you ever doubt your worth or purpose, remember the cross. Jesus thought you were worth laying down His life for.