For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession. Deuteronomy 14:2
You matter. You matter because you’re made in the image of God. You are a blueprint birthed out of heaven. Your physical makeup is beautiful because the eye of your beloved beholder is your heavenly Father. Your intellectual capacity is attractive because in Christ you know the mind of Christ. Your emotional energy is engaging because you are accepted and loved by God. You matter because your master Jesus says you matter.
You matter. You matter because you are chosen by the Lord—you are His treasured possession. Jesus wants you to be with Him like a coach who recruits athletes; He has picked you to be on His team. He calls the plays and He expects you to excel in the position best suited for your skills, gifts, and experiences. You matter most to the Lord of Hosts. Since Jesus Christ thinks the world of you, He laid down His life for the world on your behalf. You have been given much in your faith journey, so God expects much. Thus, you matter in helping others know they matter.
“The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life” (Job 33:4).
Related Readings: Numbers 16:22; Malachi 2:15: Colossians 3:12; 1 Peter 2:9