Unlimited: You Matter to God
Jul 23, 2021 1226
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16, KJV).
Jesus died for your sins. You should know this, for the Bible is full of the wonderful word “whosoever.”
If Jesus so loved the world that he died (John 3:16), are you in the world or do you live somewhere else? If you live in the world, he died for you.
God so loved you that he gave his Son for you. When Christ suffered on the Cross, he suffered for you, just as though it was only for you. It is the one lost sheep the shepherd goes after. The one is significant.
No matter who you are, you matter to God.
Napoleon was once asked, “Did you lose anyone important in the battle?” “Oh, no,” he replied, “a few score thousand soldiers died, but no one of importance.” I wonder what the mothers thought. God is not like that. God is more like the librarian who knows every book in the library. We all matter to God. It doesn’t matter who you are.
Do you remember what Christ said through the angel to the women at his tomb? “Go tell his disciples and Peter. …” (Mark 16:7, NIV). He remembered Peter. – Des Ford (adapted)
Reflection: Everyone around you is continuously bombarded with a million and one reasons why they couldn’t possibly matter to God. I invite you to tell someone today how much they matter to God. By doing that, you’ll bless yourself also, because what better way of reminding yourself just how significant you are to God!