A few weeks ago, our family went to the beach. If you know me, you know how much I enjoy the beach. One morning as I was walking, I became overwhelmed with His creation. The colors of blue and green, the white puffy clouds, the rolling white caps of the waves (ready to go to the beach?) were simply astounding.
I remember thanking God and wondering why He allows us to dwell in His beauty.
As I sat down on the sand, it was as if God said, “because I created you, I love you and you are valuable to me.” Valuable means “of great worth”. A synonym is “precious.”
Why and how does God see us as “great worth”? Is it based on my looks (I think not), or my performance, how I dress, how I speak, what my kids do or how they act? Is it because I’m perfect? Absolutely not.
We see our imperfections and feel unworthy. Sometimes our fears hamper us. But, God sees them as times to show us mercy and love, grace and worthiness.
In God’s Word, we see all kinds of people who were not perfect:
Moses argued with God and said “I am not eloquent in speech.” “They will not believe me or listen to me?”
(Exodus 4). But, God used him to lead the people of Israel.
King David was an adulterer and murderer, but God referred to him as, “a man after my own heart, who will do all my will.”
We are precious to God. He has a purpose for us. He gave us abilities and our unique personality. Our value is not based on our performance, looks, how good we are, or how bad we’ve messed up. Our value is only based on how God see us - holy, righteous, wonderfully made. (Psalm139:14)
As we see ourselves precious in His sight, we demonstrate that to our children, in words and in actions.
Take a minute and think about God’s deep love for you. Share that with your children.