You matter! You matter to God. Not what you have or not what you do. Not your color or not your race. Not your education or not your excellence. Not your experience or not your skills. All these are nothing to God; but, YOU my friends! You matter to God.
Like a rebellious child, we all rejected God’s command and ignore his mercy. We all fall short of Gods grace. We became his enemies. But, even though he knows we don’t deserve it He sent a lamb (his son JESUS) to bear our sins and die for our sins. You may wonder, “Why he did that? Do I deserve it?” Absolutely No! But it is a soul-searching question. In fact, we don’t get what we deserve. But we get so much more. The love of God was visibly demonstrated in his son Jesus. He sent His own Son to die on a cross. A cross that was the most excruciating and painful death, which Jesus did not deserve, the death was meant to be ours. Why he did that? because He wants us not to be lost. He wants every one to be saved.
You may not matter to any one but you matter to God. You may think that you do not matter but you matter to God. I love what Howard Thurman; the great theologian once said, “With God, there are no nobodies.” That is absolutely true. You matter to God because He created you in his likeness and image. Yes, you are sinful, not perfect; messed up here and there … deserve judgment. But you see, when we sin we usually think God hates us and there is nothing we can do to amend the situation. Some of us have done serious things that we do not think God can ever forgive us. But that is not true! The scripture says “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9). All you need to do is confess, repent and change your way, your life and your old thinking. All you need is having a changed heart and a renewed perspective through Jesus Christ.
Friend, you matter to God. He loves you so much. You matter not because you are a good person. You matter not because you deserve. You matter because he created YOU in his image and he doesn’t want you to be lost forever. God offered his son as an expression of just how much you matter to him. He offered his son, as a way to salvation just to show you how much he loves you. Don’t think you deserve it, but accept the invitation with humility and reverence. He loves you more than you can ever love yourself, or anyone else for that matter. He came and shed His precious blood to bear every infirmity, every fear and every lonely emotion that beckons you. He came so that your tears would be wiped away and has a right relationship with him, others and yourself. God does not coerce men and women. He does not manipulate His creation like objects; He deals with men and women as persons. Why? because we all matter to him. He wants you to know that. He desires to have fellowship with you. He invites you to his love and fellowship. Have you accepted his invitation?
“Here I am! says the Lord, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20 Jesus Christ standing at the door of your heart. Invite Him in; He is waiting for you to receive Him into your heart and life. When you receive Christ into your life you become a child of God, “to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12
Accept God’s invitation today and receive his forgiveness that is only found in Jesus Christ. God loves you. He wants to bless your life and make it full and complete. And He wants to give you a life which will last forever, even after physical death. Accept his invitation today, because you personally matter to him.