###1 Peter 1:18-19
I remember back in college trying out for a play that I really thought that I would get a big part in. After all I had been in plays in high school and I really tried to practice my lines to do a good job at tryouts.
However, the director didn’t pick me. I just wasn’t what he was looking for. As a result it made me feel rejected and worthless.
Have you ever been there? Maybe feeling rejected and worthless. Maybe it was because you weren’t picked for that part in the play, or you didn’t make the team, or maybe simply because your friends didn’t invite you to some activity or a trip that they were going on. There many times that we can feel this way in our lives. For such times God especially would draw us back to His word.
To places such as first Peter chapter 1 verse 18 and 19. It says this:
Know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, not with things that pass away, such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like a lamb without blemish or spot.
God’s Word tells us that we are supremely valuable to him. How do we know this? The great price that he would pay to buy us back for himself to redeem us. That was not just simply silver or gold but the blood of his holy and perfect Son Jesus Christ, shed on the cross for us, to make us his very own children.
Not only this, God doesn’t just say that we are extremely valuable to him, but he has given us purpose in this life too. You know what it said early in those verses it says this:
You were redeemed from your empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers.
See he’s rescued us from an empty way of life, from a worthless, purposeless life. And instead he has given us value and purpose. What is that purpose? To serve him with our talents, with our abilities that he has given to us.
Not all of us are skilled in athletics or drama or many other things but God has given us talents and abilities to put to good use for him and for his kingdom. To serve the Lord with those things. Yes, you are valuable to God. Realize this and know it through your savior Jesus Christ. Amen.