Jesus’ love does not depend upon what we do for him. Not at all. In the eyes of the King, you have value simply because you are. You don’t have to look nice or perform well. Your value is inborn. Period. Think about that for just a minute. You are valuable just because you exist. Not because of what you’ve done, but simply because you are.
Remember that the next time you are left bobbing in the wake of someone’s steamboat ambition….or some trickster tries to hang a bargain basement price tag on your self-worth. Remember that the next time someone tries to pass you off as a cheap buy. Just think about the way Jesus honors you—and smile. I do! I know I don’t deserve love like that. None of us do.
From More to Your Story – Max Lucado