Everyone loves a bargain. We want to find the best quality possible for the lowest price. If that means waiting for a sale, or searching the internet for price comparisons, so be it. We want value for our dollar.
But what if someone walked into a car dealership and offered the highest new car price for the oldest clunker on the lot? Something that had to be towed away? The dealer would be laughing all the way to the bank.
And yet --That is exactly what God did when He offered His Son for a world full of sinners. Why would He do that? Read Romans 5:6-8.
“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
God’s love places a value on us beyond what anyone can imagine. He sees what we are, but He knows what we can become. He invites us into His family. He invests the riches of His Kingdom in our transformation. And He proudly calls us His sons and daughters. It doesn’t matter what you were. His love makes all things new.
I will accept the high value God places on me when He calls me His child.