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Of Incredible Value

By Don Loftis | 11.18.15

A number of years ago, while visiting the Arches National Park in Utah, Pam and drove deep into the totally unlit park about 10:00 at night.  The display of stars was unmatched to anything we had ever seen.  The expanse of the universe (even the small part we could see) made us seem small.  There are times in our lives when we feel quite small–lacking in power and maybe even questioning our worth.

The author of the eighth psalm captured those feelings when he wrote, “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; what is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him?”

Harry Emerson Fosdick, noted preacher of the early 1900’s,  was fond of saying, “Don’t judge value based on size.”  Indeed, a dime is worth more than a nickel and two tons of rock are not nearly as valuable as two ounces of diamonds.  A newborn baby draws a lot of attention despite its diminutive size.

In the grand scheme of things our lives may be small, but our worth lies in the reality that we are created in the image of God.  We have been granted life by the giver of all life.  We have been rescued and redeemed by the Son of God.  We have been entrusted with the good news of salvation and called to voice the greatest story ever told.  Eternity is being shaped by our efforts.  Our power and value are not measured by worldly metrics but by divine intentions.



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