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Do all people matter to God? Yes, and Jesus tells us by His actions and His words that all people do matter to Him. As Jesus walked to the cross after being severely beaten, He knew what was ahead.

As He hung on the cross, all the sins of every person who will ever live were poured out upon Jesus. There was not one person or sin left out. All sins were paid for in full by His blood and suffering. There were no people singled out as being people that did not value to God. We can’t imagine the depth of Jesus love for us.

Jesus tells us specifically in John 3:16 of God’s love for us. “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.[1]

The Enemy says God Doesn’t Care

Our enemy, the devil, whispers in our ears that God does not care about us or love us and that we are worthless. The enemy will use anyone he can to speak those same words to us. The woman at the well may have heard those words and so she was coming to draw water when other women would not be there. Maybe you have been a victim of such words that seem to play like a record in your head. While the enemy comes to destroy us, Jesus came to save us and to build us up.

John 4:The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?” 10 Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” [2]

You are Valuable to God

Psalm 139:13 You (God) made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.[3] Your value to God is more than all the riches of the world. We are precious in His eyes and have been created by God for a purpose. Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. [4]

The Bible tells us that even the one who wanders away is important. God still loved the woman at the well even though she had wandered. Jesus compared lost people to lost sheep. Luke 15:4If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it?[5]  In fact, the wandering one is so important that the shepherd leaves the other sheep in search of the one that is lost. And when the shepherd finds the one missing sheep, he celebrates.   

If that is how God thinks and works, that is exactly how we should think and work. If God cares for every person, even the one who has lost their way then we should follow God’s example and care for them also.  Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man (Jesus) came to seek and save those who are lost.” [6]

Have you ever felt your life was not important? How does God’s word show how much He loves you? What can you do this week to show people that they matter to God?

Prayer

Dear Jesus, thank You for Your amazing power and work in my life, thank You for Your goodness and for Your blessings over me. Thank You that You can bring hope through even the toughest of times, strengthening me for Your purposes. Thank You for Your great love, care, mercy, and grace. I am so glad You are always with me and Your sacrifice gives me life.  Forgive me when I don’t thank you enough, for who You are, for all that You do, for all that You’ve given. Help me to set my eyes and my heart on You afresh. Renew my spirit, fill me with Your peace and joy. I love You and I need You, this day and every day. I give You praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus’ Name. [7]

To hear more how Jesus valued the woman at the well and values you, listen here: https://podpoint.com/light-of-christ-church-podcast/encountering-jesus-with-the-woman-at-the-well


[1-6] Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

[7] https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/prayer/prayers-to-say-thank-you-to-god-today.html

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