Yesterday morning during blogger chat, my friend Cheryl of parkinsonscaregivernet.wordpress.com shared that the books a person has on a nightstand says a lot about the person.
I do not have a nightstand, but a book that has been resonating with me recently is A Gentle Answer by Scott Sauls. In the book he writes about how Jesus made people feel valued. I love one quote from his book:
“If you were sick, poor, sexually damaged, or paralyzed by guilt and shame, for example, Jesus would move toward you and tell you what nobody else would: you matter.”
Jesus has blessed me with opportunities to get to know people from literally all over the world. They matter to me and I hope they feel that from me. My hope is that through my friends feeling that from me, it portrays Jesus to them.
Most of the people I follow on Instagram are my fellow chronic illness sufferers. As I scroll down the photos, one thing I try to notice is who is having a bad day, so I let them know I am praying for them. I want them to know they matter. That someone sees them in life while they are having down moments.
Jesus showed how much he values everyone when he died on the cross for us and defeated death for us. He could have stopped his arrest, trial torture and crucifixion with one word, but he didn’t. He allowed it all to happen because he loves us.
Jesus spoke about how valuable we are to God in Matthew 6:
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
God values everyone. We are important to him. The question I ask myself is, “Do I reflect that to others.”
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
25 thoughts on “We Matter to Jesus”
Thank you, my friend. This is so important. We are each important to God, and if I remember that, I will treat everyone I meet with respect. Thank you for reminding us.
It is something I try to remember every day
Amen! Those two words, “you matter” takes away all the negativity. Knowing that we are loved and that we matter can change a person. I pray that more people can be changed by those words from Jesus. God Bless
The love of Jesus transforms us
Amen. Everyone matters if anyone matters at all. Thanks, Matt🙏
Amen and thank you for the reminder and yes you do matter :). I believe that every path we take and every person that we come across with is because we matter to God and it is by His divine favour for us to be a blessing to others.
I believe that too little sister 🙂
Thank you, my dear brother in Christ Jesus. I needed to be reminded today that I am free and that Jesus sees me and knows my plight and thoughts. I just need to remember every day that he watches over me. I am so grateful for the reminded. Praise the Lord!
Jesus always sees you 🙂
I’m glad Jesus loves us unconditionally.
me too little sister 🙂
We have never looked into the eyes of someone who does not matter to God!
Amen!! I just read Cheryl’s post, so good and such a great comparison ❤️
So thankful we matter to Christ —in unconditionally!!
Jesus loves you little sister 🙂
To think that God allows us to show His love to others! May I do it well. I believe you do just that, Matt, and God bless you for it.
Thank you little sister. God is so gracious to involve us in his work
Such a blessing to be loved and cared for by Him. 😊🙌
What a fabulous piece of music! I loved the lady herself, but the small gathering of them singing – wow! I had goose-bumps right through it! Thank you so much!
She has a powerful voice 🙂
Amen and thank you for the powerful reminder bro
Thank you for reading :))