Satisfy us in the morning with you unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14
“We do [matter]. We matter because we’re deeply, eternally loved by the God who made us.” David Roper.
David writes about a young man contemplating about his place in the universe. We’re just itty-bitty specs compared to the greatness of the universe we reside in. In light of that perspective, do we matter? I have to say, it’s a poignant question for me. I do at times, feel insignificant, worthless and question my place in this universe God has created.
David, however says there’s three reasons we matter.
- We matter because we’re loved by God.
- We matter because we can show the love of God to others
- We matter because we are eternal creatures.
In all the craziness, God doesn’t just say ‘I love you’ He says my name… I love you, William. That’s incredible to me. The God who created all of this knows me. Not only does he know me but he’s given me a purpose. Love your neighbor. ‘Will, go and share my love with that person who needs your love because I love them.’ He has not only seen me but has sent me, empowered me, and equipped me with everything I need to accomplish the mission.
Finally, He will sustain me to the end. He will satisfy me ever ending need to be whole. Today, as I write this, I feel lacking and to hear this message is powerful. I am not enough, yet the Lord my God is. Jesus makes up for my lack, for my brokenness. One day, I will fully enter into the presence of Jesus and I will struggle no more with these feelings of inadequacy. Praise God!
I mattered so much that Jesus gave up his life for me. He gave up his life so I might be free from my brokenness, my death and my sin. Now, I am a child of God! May God equip, strengthen and sustain me as I preach this good news to my friends, family, neighbors and coworkers.
Prayer of the day: “I’m grateful, loving God, that I matter to You. Help me share You with others.
Parkland Community Church:
We Exist to Develop People Who Love Jesus and Serve Others.
William ConLead Pastor
William has been the Lead Pastor of
Parkland Community Church since Nov. 2018