Over the past month, I have been preaching a series of sermons called “The Masterpiece.” Each one added another layer of value and self-worth for those who are believers in God. I think it is significant enough information to repeat here before I move on to my next topic on Sunday mornings.
- We are created in the image of God. According to Genesis 1:26-27, every single human being, no matter their gender or ethnic background, is made in the image of God. We bear the mark of our God on our bodies and souls. We are above all of creation and unique in our identity, making us “very good” in the eyes of God.
- We are formed by the hands of God. Seven times in the Bible, there is the image that God is the potter, and we are the clay. He is molding our life from its conception (in our mother’s womb) into a one of a kind masterpiece. When he encounters issues with the clay, he reforms it to make it even more special.
- We are loved by God. God displayed his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Jesus died for us on the cross. He is the atonement that brings us back into a right relationship with God through his death. He paid the ultimate price for our adoption. Anytime we question our value, we need to look at the cross and be reminded of the father’s love.
- We are continually restored through the cross. Once you are a follower of Jesus, the goal is for us to live like Christ. But when we fall short, if we throw ourselves on God’s mercy and confess our sins, he cleans us off and keeps loving us. God gives us grace upon grace. Like a person who restores fine art, God’s grace makes you clean when you have failed as a believer.
Each of these statements is a declaration of God’s work in your life and the value of your life. They are true as you come to know God and walk with him over a lifetime. Nothing can take away your significance. When your world seems dark, and you wonder if anyone cares about you, know that God does, and you have great worth to him.