One of my favorite Christmas songs is Oh Holy Night. And my favorite phrase is “…and the soul felt its worth.” The soul felt its worth. It doesn’t say, your soul or my soul, it’s the soul; a universal statement that tells us that as a collection of souls — believers then, now and in the future experienced the purpose of Jesus. The purpose of Jesus was at His birth and through his life to give us worth.
What is our worth? What is your worth? What is my worth? Can we really measure our worth? What I do know is that if you were the only one on earth that needed saving, Jesus would still have come, ministered, and died. That is your worth and mine. Do you know this in your mind?
Let’s talk about your heart and soul. How do we move the knowledge of Jesus to the truth in our heart? Consider how Jesus came to us. He wasn’t born into an earthly family of affluence. He understood what it was to see his parents struggle to make “ends meet.” He watched his father work endless hours to provide and when he was old enough, he joined his earthly father in his earthly work. He wasn’t born into a royal family, because he left his throne in heaven. It was never His purpose to reign on earth by our means. I remind you of this because Jesus truly understood and experienced our total human experience. He didn’t just observe and learn; He felt it. He lived it. He knew hunger and physical need. He knew rejection from those he loved. He knew temptation straight from the devil himself. He had no home and lived simply on the day to day provision of His heavenly father.
Jesus knew His worth and purpose and on that silent night with little fanfare and only the animals in a barn, God showed believers then, today and forever their worth.
Does your soul felt its worth? Be encouraged at his moment to not click another button before you take some time, close your eyes picture the birth and life of Christ and know He did it for you. You have that much worth in the eyes of the God of all creation.