I’ve Earned It?

January 3, 2010

Luke 12:34  “For where your treausure is, there your heart will be also.”

Everyone wants to feel worthy of something; to have value.  But almost as if we have earned or deserve it.  Ironically we can never earn “value.”  So why is it that we feel we must try, that we have something to attain?  Why do we push ourselves towards a goal we could never reach? 

Value is described as “the quality or worth of something that makes it valuable; to regard very highly.”  We are valued because we are loved.  We are spoken for.  The Lord of all creation – rocks, trees, clouds, rain, sun, moon, starts, grass, soil, water, bugs, animals, microscopic cells, the human body, the galaxies – values me.  He finds worth in me.  My Creator, the One who knit me together in my mother’s womb, the One who knew my name before it was even a thought in anyone’s mind, the One who knows my future and all that it holds, He loves me.  Wow.  How could I ever earn such a love?  I can’t.  It’s not possible.  Which is why it is a gift. 

 A gift is not something you can earn.  It is something that you simply have to accept.  With this acceptance comes great freedom!  I don’t have to do anything or pretend to be something I’m not!  I can be me, full of value and worth and fully loved to the uttermost by my Savior.  This gift is a treasure, something to last for all of eternity.  Keep it near and let it take you forward.  “For where your treasure it, there your heart will be also.”