When Jesus told the story
of the missing sheep, some of the people who were listening
wiped away a tear because they knew how it feels to be lost
among the crowd. Jesus wanted us to understand that we have
a Father who sees and cares for each one of his children--that
we are all equally valuable to him.
No one is useless to God. No one, at any point in his life,
is useless to God--not a little child, not the unattractive,
not the clumsy, not the tired, not the discouraged. God uses
Our value is inherent--it's not based on the Ph.D. after
our name or the amount of money in our bank account. We have
value simply because we are. In the eyes of God, every human
has value simply because he is the creation of the almighty
You belong to God's eternal dream. Now you may not feel motivated,
you may not feel like you have a reason for living, but you
must renew your mind with the immovable fact that you are
part of a commissioned people--you have a reason to be alive.
There is an eternal purpose. There is a great river of God's
purpose that is moving toward an eternal home with him. You
can't stop God's purpose. God's purpose is greater than you
are, and if you are God's child, nothing is going to slow
down God's purpose for your life.