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“Because you’re worth it” is the advertising slogan for a well-known cosmetic brand. 
But have you ever felt worthless? Like one of life’s cast offs? I know I have. 
There are a couple of things I’ve learnt over the years that have convinced me of our value.
First, the maker matters. We have the best craftsman in the universe, we were made by God. Isaiah the prophet in the bible observed that the best of our good works are like dirty rags before God, in other words we’re all messed up. But then he goes on to say “But you O Lord are our Father. We are the clay and you are the craftsman. We are all formed by your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8). The maker of the universe crafted each one of us. The colour of our skin, our hair (or lack of it). His fingerprints are on us. His signature is on the base of our souls, like the signature of a craftsman on a Royal Worcester Figure.
Secondly, value is determined by what someone is willing to pay. Someone was willing to pay the ultimate price for you and I. According to the Bible the book of Philippians tells us that we are so valuable to Jesus that: He gave up his divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being; He humbled himself in obedience to God and died an excruciating criminal’s death on a cross; He defeated the grave and rose again so we could be reconciled with God.

That’s the value that you and I hold. Jesus has deemed us extremely valuable because he was willing to pay the price for us. We are not worthless. Our maker matters. Our value is determined by the great price that Jesus was willing to pay. Our name is valuable.  

John Mainwaring (Adapted from a study by Lori Wilhite).