heard a preacher tell a story a number of years ago about a woman he
was counseling. The minister, Peter Lord, was trying to get at the
bottom of her feelings of worthlessness. After a long session with
no progress, he handed her a Bible and told her to go into a room by
herself and ask God what she was worth. “Come out when you hear
from Him,” he told her.
amount of time passed and the woman finally emerged from the room,
her face showing all the signs of an emotional breakthrough. Mr.
Lord asked her what she learned and she responded, “I felt him tell
me, ‘You are worth the price I paid.’”
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Romans 5:8 (New International Version)
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were
still sinners, Christ died for us.
Thank you, Lord, for the blood that bought us from the slavery of
sin and for the grace you lavished on us. Help us to remember the
value you placed on us and treat others with the same worth.