What are you worth? According to the Humans For Sale website, I am worth $1,818,826. Really? Hmmm. Good to know.
Sometimes, I feel like I am worth a lot more than that. On days that I present an outstanding lesson or swim a few extra laps at the pool, I feel extra-worthy. Maybe on those days, I am worth $2 million. Then there are the days that I feel completely unworthy. When I yell at a friend or do poorly on a quiz, I hardly feel worth 10 bucks.
I recently read the book 800 Grapes by Laura Dave. It was completely a frivolous read. There was no real literary or intellectual merit. However, one statement that the father makes to his grown daughter instantly caught my attention.
You do not know your own worth. That is my job.
That statement could not be more true. Within a few hours, I can go from feeling worth $50 to $500,000,000,000. I do not know what I am worth.
But my Father does. He thinks that I am worth enough to count the hairs on my head (Luke 12:7). He thinks I am worth enough to know my every move (Psalm 139:2). He thinks I am worth enough to provide my every need (Phil. 4:19). He thinks I am worth enough to send His Son to die for me (John 3:16).
I do not know my own worth. That is my Father’s job.