Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the house of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession.’” ~ Exodus 19:3-5 (NIV)
What is your most treasured possession? For a child, it might be a bicycle or a Barbie Doll. For a teenager, it might be a pair of jeans or a phone. Perhaps for you, it is your wedding ring or a family heirloom.
Have you ever wondered what God treasures? He has a great deal to choose from since everything in creation is his. Every bird, every animal, every gemstone, every mountain…everything is his.
But what does God treasure most? You. He made you. He wanted you in his world. He has provided for you and protected you. And even though you have often strayed from him and gone against his commands, he treasured you so much that he came into this world in the person of Jesus Christ and rescued you from your own rebellion.
You may not believe that you are very valuable. It may seem like other people don’t consider you very valuable either. You may not think you matter. But the sacrifice God made when he went to the cross is your proof of how valuable you are to him. Let that be your comfort and peace this day, knowing that no matter what you are facing or how you might feel you are failing, by faith in Jesus you are God’s treasured possession. And he plans to keep you for the rest of eternity.
Heavenly Father, you know there are times I do not feel very valuable. I think of the pain I have caused others and the pain my sins have caused you. But your Word tells me that through Jesus I am your treasured possession. I marvel at such a thought! May all I do this day be worthy of such an honor. Amen.