All of us go through hard times and sometimes we may feel invisible, unimportant, unappreciated. We can struggle with the purpose of life. When life doesn’t go as we hoped, we’re tempted to believe that we cannot contribute to our family, our workplace and our society. What difference does one person’s life make anyway? Can anyone battle this war with insignificance?
Well, recently the Iowa Caucus showed just how significant one person can really be. The front, runner (Mitt Romney) and second place candidate (Rick Santorum) were separated by just 8 votes after 100,000 caucus votes were counted. Eight votes signaled who won and who lost in Iowa. Amazingly, sometimes decisions are much closer even than that!
In 1997 – Vermont State representative Sydney Nixon was seated as an apparent one vote winner, 570 to 569. Mr. Nixon resigned when the State House determined, after a recount, that he had actually lost to his opponent Robert Emond 572 to 571.
In fact, one United States presidential election was determined by a single vote. In 1800, Thomas Jefferson was elected President by one vote in the House of Representatives after a tie in the Electoral College. One person’s voice can make a real difference.
Because of our loneliness, we may be tempted to ignore our own worth, our own significance, but our feelings do not make us right or wrong. You may struggle with self worth, but you have tremendous worth in the eyes of your Creator. So much so that He sent His one and only son into our world to provide a way for you to have relationship with Him.
It was a costly decision. Because all human-beings have failings, because we have all done wrong things in our lives, Jesus Christ had to settle a sin debt he did not owe in order for us to be friends with God. He paid that price on the cross when he died for your sins and mine. Three days later he rose from the dead and sealed the deal forever. We can be friends of God!
You may wonder if your life has value. You may struggle with how you feel about yourself, but make no mistake, God values you. He gave His most precious gift to you when He offered you salvation through Jesus Christ. Now the decision is yours. Will you choose Jesus?
If you are ready to find your worth in God’s love for you, why not pray this prayer? “Dear Jesus, I am sorry for the wrong things I have done. Please forgive me for all those things. I ask You to become Lord and Savior of my life. Help me to find my worth in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
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