5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
You are worth it. This is one of the many things Jesus was saying through His ultimate sacrifice. He saw us, broken, sinful and ashamed, and ran to us with a grace that doesn’t make any sense, that you could never graduate to understand.
Jesus knew the price He would pay and still He chose to take our place!
God is the Father of lights, or “of heavenly lights.” He is the source of light. The sun can never be in shadow. At times, shadows may fall on us, but He is ever and always light. If we turn away from Him, we go deeper into the shadow. Turning from God in order to escape hardship is as ridiculous as hiding from the sun in an effort to escape darkness. When we face ordeals, we should seek the One who can make all things new.
I’m not sure I will ever fully comprehend His love and the ultimate sacrifice He made, but with each small piece of understanding I receive, the more I am convinced I was made to worship Him through everything I do. Whether I’m singing at the top of my voice in church or talking to and even helping a stranger He leads me to; because just as He told me I’m worth it, so is He, worthy of my life and my worship.
Tell yourself YOU ARE WORTH IT! Right now! Do it today. Every day! Out loud! Let it sink in!