There are really two gauges we use to determine value. The first gauge is how much someone is willing to pay for it and the second is who owned it before. Time and time again we use these two filters to gauge the value of an object.
My garage sales are notorious for proving this to be true. No one ever wants to pay top dollar for any of my garage sale garbage, no matter how neatly I stack them in my driveway. In my case the cliché saying of “Someone else’s trash is someone else’s treasure” is rarely true.
Did you know that God was willing to pay top dollar for you? Listen to this: “God paid a high price for you…” (1 Corinthians 7:23) That’s right a high price! Do you know why? Because you are valuable to God! In fact to him you hold such a high value he paid the highest price anyone has ever paid. He bought you with the life of his dear son Jesus Christ.
Now you might have times in your life when you feel like you’re nothing more than garage sale fodder. You might have even had people tell you that or at least made you feel that way. But no matter what people say or how you may feel God wants you for his own. Why? Because He is totally in love with you. His love is something we can never get away from. The Bible says, “Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:37-38)
So just in case it’s not clear to you yet. God loves you so much he paid the highest price possible, the life of his Son Jesus Christ simply because you are valuable to him. You matter and don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise.