If man has no duty or destiny, the next logical step is that man has no value. If man has no future, he isn’t worth much. He is worth in fact, about as much as tree or a rock. No difference. There is no reason to be here, therefore, there is no value.
And you’ve seen the results. Our system goes haywire. We feel useless and worthless. We feel out. We play games. We create false value systems. We say that you are valuable if you are pretty. We say that you are valuable if you can produce. We say that you are valuable if you can slum-dunk a basketball or snag a pop fly. You are valuable if you have a six-figure salary and drive a foreign car.
Value is now measured by two criteria, appearance and performance.
Pretty tough system, isn’t it? Where does that leave the retarded? Or the ugly or uneducated? Where does that place the aged or the handicapped? What hope does that offer the unborn child? Not much at all. We become nameless numbers of mislaid lists.
Now please understand, this is man’s value system not God’s. His plan is much brighter. God with eyes twinkling, steps up to the philosopher’s blackboard, erases the never-ending, ever-repeating circle of history and replaces it with a line. And, looking over his shoulder to see if the class is watching, he draws an arrow on the end.
In God’s book man is heading somewhere. He has an amazing destiny. We are being prepared to walk down the aisle and become the bride of Jesus. We are going to live with him. Share the throne with him. Reign with him. We count. We are valuable. And what’s more, our worth is built in! Our value is inborn.
You see, if there is anything that Jesus wanted anyone to understand it was this: A person is worth something simply because he is a person.
-No Wonder They Call Him Savior, Max Lucado
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