I want to begin this by declaring that everyone who lays eyes on this is a unique, unrepeatable miracle of God.
You ARE special.
You ARE loved.
You ARE heard.
I’ve been mulling over the latter part of Proverbs 31:10 for a while now. It reads, “…She is worth more than diamonds.”
If you’re like me, you may read such a thing and wonder, “…What? How would I, just a little human, who messes up DAILY and doesn’t measure up to others I see around me, who fails to always represent the teachings she professes to believe…how could I be worth more than diamonds to the God of the universe?!”
Really, though. Putting it into perspective, here…
God is PERFECT.
He spoke the world into existence.
He is the holiest, BIGGEST, grandest, most beautiful, amazing ANYTHING to exist.
How am I worth so much to Him? How can I see this, believe this, know this to be true?
God knows that we are little humans and we doubt every little thing, so He shows us and tells us!
God LISTENS to His people. It is written, “We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.” (John 9:31).
It is also said by Jesus, the sweet Lover of our souls, “Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” (John 16:24) Why, THANK YOU, Jesus, for caring about my joy! It’s almost like we’re WORTH something to Him!!! 😉
God once wanted to destroy Nineveh because it was an awful, dangerous, immoral place, but the king’s heart softened and the people turned from their evil ways, crying out to God that He might have compassion. AND HE LISTENED!!!
God also gives us gifts, which can range from one of my little kindergarten students telling me I’m pretty today to allowing us to have food on the table. It says in James 1:17 “ Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” All the beautiful and wonderful things of the world are from our Father who loves us, not just because of chance!
The final and most incredible way that God shows us our worth to Him is that He sent His Son to die for our sins and the Holy Spirit to come dwell in our hearts, even though we were NOT worthy of such a gift! We did absolutely NOTHING to deserve this, but He loved us and wanted us and PRIZED us so much that He gave us the gift of salvation, that we may take it, that we may receive His listening ears, His giving hands, His loving heart and FOLLOW HIM into eternity, with Him always at our side. He allows us to work for His kingdom and for His glory, to point others to Him so that they may receive His wonderful light and gifts, and that our lives may be completely centered around Him.
We will never have to wander listlessly in the wilderness again. We know not what tomorrow holds, but our LORD holds us close, and will lead us. We are worth more than precious stones to Him, and with Him in our hearts and lives we shine more brightly and cause more joy than any diamond.
We can never forget our worth to Him. If we forget our worth, then we cannot properly walk in our freedom to which He has called us.
Remember His love for you and that He has prized us. Remember that this world with its shortcomings and frustrations is only temporary. Remember that He is waiting to renew His creation and spend eternity with you. You are cherished by the God of the universe, and please, sweet friends, do not spend a moment of your life doubting that!
About Jenna Olson:
Jenna Olson is a young woman living in Michigan, setting out on adventures with her new husband, Aaron. She seeks to serve the LORD with her gifts and talents and is still trying to figure out what those are. She loves Jesus, the Spanish language, and chocolate, and is honored to be able to contribute to this beautiful ministry.