God's Prized Possession

 

What is your most prized possession??    First off, the definition of a prized possession is: 

something that you have or own; that you value extremely highly.  

When I was a small child my prized possession was a green monkey.  I carried him everywhere until his stuffing’s were coming out.  Whatever I did, he did it along with me, even chewing gum!   As I grew older my prized possession was a softball glove, because at that time in my life softball was my identity.   As a teenager, my prized possession was my first car, a red Datsun with racing stripes that I kept perfectly clean.       

Now as I sit and look over my life, I realize that our prized possessions change with time.  As we grow, our interests and the things that are important to us do too.

I read a verse in the Bible this week that has me thinking of prized possessions.   James 1:17-18 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word.  And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.”

When I sit and think about what that verse really means, it boggles my mind.  To think that the God of the universe, the one who calls the stars in the sky by name, would see me as his prized possession.   That means that he cares for me above all else that He created.   That He desires to know me and spend time with me.  That He protects me, treasures me, and adores me.  That He calls me His beloved and values me above all else. 

Do you know that YOU are his prized possession too? 

That he loves you with an everlasting love?

That He calls you His beloved, chosen, special creation?  

He values you, as His most prized possession and this will never change because God never changes.

I spent a good bit of time the last few days thinking about what my most prized possession is at this point in my life.  I am convinced that there is no possession on this earth that I value more than my relationship with Jesus.   To know that he loves me, even when I’m unlovable, makes me feel pretty important and totally cared for.   

You’re that important too.  So remember, next time you think you are unlovable; God loves you with an everlasting love.  He calls you His special creation, His beloved, chosen, and YOU ARE HIS PRIZED POSSESSION!