As God’s beloved children, we cannot begin to grasp the infinite worth we are to Him on an unconditional basis (Ephesians 5:1, 1 John 3:1,2).
We were “bought at a [very high] price” (1 Corinthians 6:20), “chosen” (Ephesians 1:4), a “dwelling place in which God lives” (Ephesians 2:22), and much, much more.
In fact, more than 200 descriptions of us in the New Testament attest to our unconditional worth because of Christ’s work. Let’s not deny his grace by giving in to untrue feelings of worthlessness.
In the spirit of Henri Nouwen’s great work “The Return of the Prodigal Son” take a moment from your busy day and meditate on the image below and bask in the knowledge that the Father loves you because you are simply His, and not because of what you do…
I cannot tell you how many times someone has come to The Shelter at Simply Youth Ministry Conference or KidMin and said they just don’t feel the love of God in their lives or that they have forgotten about their belovedness.
May you never forget your belovedness,
Chris, Coordinator of The Shelter at Simply Youth Ministry Conference