Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Luke 12:6-7 ESV)
Dear Jesus, Your words spoken 2000 years ago still bring comfort. You see great value in us — because we are Your creation, made in the image of God. Thank You for loving us, creating us, and when we place our trust in You, thank You for saving us. Thank You that every life holds value to You. Thank You that every life, no matter how long, has purpose. Help us please to look at others and recognize that they too are valued by their Creator. And most of all, may we recognize the priceless value of Your sacrifice. The pricelessness of Your love. And may we remember that of all the things and people we care about — only You are worthy of worship. Thank You, Jesus, for who You are. In Your Holy Name, I pray, Amen.