Get things done.
What have you done?
Those are mantras for our culture and world right now.
That’s a good thing, because you and I both want stuff to get done. A lot of stuff. There are a lot of needs and necessities and pressures that have deadlines. Some of which improve lives drastically, or in extreme cases even save lives.
Now, we should get to work. We have a responsibility to love each other, serve each other, and steward this earth towards wholeness. For those of us who believe and follow Jesus, it’s because all things are His, and He gave up His own life for us.
But, even so, I’m thankful that my worth and your worth aren’t connected to what we produce or what we create, not in what we’ve done or what has happened to us, but to who we are.
I watched a video recently that wrecked me. I listened to a sermon this weekend at my church that struck my heart. And I’m continuing to be wrecked by this thought:
No one, absolutely no one, is garbage. No one is useless or worthless. No one is too far gone or too messed up for the grace of God and the mercy of the cross, and the truth that God is madly in love with us, and He’s going to come again to sweep us up in His arms. We all have inherent value because we are human, made in God’s image, beautiful and wonderful. Scars and all.
Watch these short videos and let the truth of their messages sink in.