Although science and engineering tout the attributes of technology, no computer is even vaguely close to your intelligence, charisma, artistry, emotion, understanding, love, or human interaction, etc. It cannot offer a dimpled smile, or retain crow’s feet from laughing with its eyes. It cannot curl its toes while reading a book; or, look into the eyes of its best friend, only to laugh hysterically at a silent joke known only between friends. It simply can compute faster, work more efficiently, compile and store data. Computers aid us in taking the mundane out of our lives so that we can focus our attention on each other and the higher aspects of life. And, although we value the work they do, we are the ones who actually input all that data for computers to compute, compile, store and regurgitate. They are no match for you.
There is nothing in this world that is even vaguely equivalent to the beauty and wonder of even one human being. Nothing is more valuable than one man and one woman, period. –Not a pocket full of diamonds, a briefcase full of money, or an oil well in your backyard. And, although people may devalue other people, and we may devalue ourselves; any one man or any one woman is absolutely priceless to God.
Yet, just so that you fully understand just how valuable you are to God, remember that, in order to keep you, your family, your ancestors, and your descendants as the apple of His eye, God gave His Only Begotten Son’s life for your life. He did it simply so that He could offer you Grace, Forgiveness, Mercy, Love, and eternal Life. -Then, He fused this unmerited favor with the dismissal of your past, present, and future sins. And, as if this were not enough, He threw in the opportunity to begin your life anew at this very minute. If you already know God's Love—speak up! —It’s time that everyone else knew too!
Study Reference: John 3:15-18
From: “Knowing Your Value.” In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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