ESTIMATING YOUR WORTH
Matthew 10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Whenever we call a person’s worth into question, it feels like we place them on trial. A trial where we seek to probe into their lives to solicit answers to questions such as:
What is my worth?
How much am I really worth?
What is my place in this world or in the life of that person?
Do I even have a place?
Do I even matter? Do I even count?
Should I be here?
In particular, when things are not going as expected in the lives of such individuals, these questions gain even more prominence. The result is people feeling angry, cast down and unable to raise their heads because they feel they aren’t making any meaningful impact or contribution to the society they are a part of.
But on a serious note, if you’re wondering your worth, we could ponder on a few markers:
You are worth the treasures of the heathen if only you’d ask,
You are a treasure of inestimable value, a treasure that called for the sacrifice of the Word made flesh,
You’re definitely worth so much more than many sparrows.
And those, beloved, are not just some random words thrown together to butter your ego, they are truths.