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What God will do to get to you
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Posted: 2006 Nov 24 - 02:59

Look at this world we live in, the technology, the speed, the pressure, and the masses of humanity. Why would God be concerned about my need to pay that outstanding bill or feel any concern about my job situation that is, at best, tenuous?

Why should he care if I fail or succeed in anything I do? Why would he even want to have a relationship with me?

Guess what? You're not the first person to ask that big question.

The Psalmist in the Bible looked at the same stars as you and I, probably in the middle of the same stressful or joyful situations of life, and wondered, "What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?"

My interpretation of the same scripture is, "God, why would you give a rip about me and my puny life?"

The answer I have come to accept is that to him, I am worth it. I know that is not very philosophical or theological in its presentation, but I really believe it is true.

We struggle because most of us have never really felt unconditional love. What most have felt and heard have been the resounding words of others or from our own minds, saying, "You're not worth it." It is hard for anyone to rise up under the pressure of those weighty words.

God is more invested in you than you realize. By design he cannot stop being involved in your life. He cares about every detail. You may have underestimated your true value. A journey into the gospels gives us a picture of the power of a God who would not stop until he could be united with you. Matthew 16:21 reveals Jesus' heart for humanity when he said, "He must go, suffer, be killed, and raised to life."

No question about it. You were on his mind. He paid the ultimate price so he could share your average day. It is tough to move that material from your head to your heart, but as you do the day becomes much brighter.

Remember when you fell in love with that special someone and how many mountains you scaled, rivers you crossed and oceans you navigated to get to them? Even these heartwarming tales of passion and desire pale in comparison to the level of sacrifice your creator went through to get to you.

It's kind of like the words to the song, "Ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough, ain't no river deep enough to keep me away from you." You are worth it to him.

Gordon Mularski is the senior pastor of Treasure Coast Community Church in Jensen Beach.

Treasure Coast Community Church meets in the Jensen Beach High School Performing Arts Center on Sundays at 10 a.m.

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