Plymouth Congregational Church

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Valuable to God . . .

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This is the fourth installment of our  “Kid’s Lessons” this week . . . 

The pastor shows the kids a $20 bill and asks if they would like to have it.  Of course, all of the kids give an enthusiastic “Yes!”  Then the pastor folds the bill and repeats the question, to which the reply is still “Yes.”  The pastor then crumbles the $20 and repeats the question.  While the kids still answer “Yes,” maybe they’re not so enthusiastic now.  And finally, the pastor takes the crumbled bill, throws it on the floor and stomps on it!  He then asks the kids again if they want that $20 bill.  

We adults would be thinking, “Of course, I want the $20!  It doesn’t matter what it looks like, it still spends the same!” 

Isn’t that how God see us . . . that no matter how “crumbled” we are, we are still valuable to him?  

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place—what are people that you should think about them, mere mortals that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor.

Psalm 8:3-5

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. 

Luke 12:7

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2 thoughts on “Valuable to God . . .

  1. Excellent! My take away from this lesson is that not only do we have to accept that God see’s us as valuable just as we are (broken, whole, dirty, clean, etc.) we are called / expected (by God) to see everyone else just like he does! HOW HARD IS THAT ON MOST DAYS?

    I think it get’s a bit easier to see others as God sees us/them after we’ve come to accept His grace and love for us. Once we see ourselves in the light of Jesus’ blood it becomes easier (with lots of effort and being lead by the Holy Spirit) to see others as VALUABLE.

  2. This reminds me of a story that I told many years ago. There was a man who thought he had to get clean before God would love him. So his life consisted of trying to please God in all his actions and trying to make himself perfect before he accepted the gift of the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ and his gift on the cross.

    One time in the hospital I was visiting him and he was talking about how good he was and that he always fell short of God’s rules and what he thought God wanted of him.

    I thought for a minute and then asked him if he took a shower or a bath when at home? He said, “a shower”.

    I asked if he ever took a bath and he said that he did when he felt tired and needed to relax. My next question put it into perspective for him; “Well, do you take a shower so you can take a bath?”

    Think about it; we must come to Jesus, “Just as I am”. We cannot pay the price that has already been paid!

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