What is man that you should keep him in mind, mortal man that you care for him?
One of the human activities that always fascinates me is an auction. This is where the value of things becomes drastically different from the market value based on a number of criteria. A signed baseball may fetch a price much higher than thousands of the same ball. A dress becomes more expensive depending on who wore it. The rarity of an item can drive its price up. The owner of an item becomes a basis of its worth.
If we imagine ourselves being auctioned, what would be our worth?
Let’s look at rarity. God created each of us uniquely. There will never be anyone else like us. There is only one of us.
Let’s look at ownership. To whom do we belong? We don’t even belong to ourselves. Our lives and ourselves belong to God. So if we belong to God, what is our worth?
Do we carry the signature of God? Well, we are made in his image and likeness. I think that’s even better than a signature.
So what would be our ‘price’?
In an auction, the price is determined by who wants to own that item. And God wanted each one of us for himself that He was willing to pay any price. He was willing to pay with everything He had. He emptied himself so he has no more to give.
Our worth, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, is the price of the precious body and blood of Christ, of God.
Let us look at ourselves in the mirror and remind ourselves how much we are worth.
(Today’s OXYGEN by Stephanie Villa)
Prayer: Dear Lord, may I always be reminded of my worth which you have given to me. May I forever be grateful to you.
Thanksgiving: Thank you, Lord, for redeeming me with your precious blood.