“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7
In Luke Chapter 12, Jesus knew He and His disciples would soon be judged and persecuted. To calm their fears, He offered encouragement of their worth with the story about sparrows.
In biblical times, sparrows had little value, other than being cheap food for the poor.
Jesus shared with His disciples how God loved the little sparrows, even though they were worthless in the eyes of the world. He assured them God’s love for them was immeasurably more.
Jesus wanted them to understand He saw beyond their imperfections, sins and fears and beheld them as valuable, no matter what anyone else thought. He loved them simply because they were His. He alone gave them great value.
Like the disciples, Jesus values each of us, no matter what. Nothing we have ever done or endured has lessened our value in Christ.
You see, real value is in the eye of the beholder, and Christ is the Beholder of us all. Our value not only makes us precious to God, but it also makes us usable for amazing purposes in His kingdom that we would have never imagined.
Might you see yourself through His eyes today and embrace who you are because of Whose you are?