There is something in you that God loves. Not just appreciates or approves, but loves. You cause God’s eyes to widen, his heart to beat faster. He loves you and accepts you. Don’t we yearn to know this? God, do you know who I am? In the great scheme of things, we ask, do I count for anything?
So many messages tell us we don’t. We get laid off at work, turned away by the school. Everything from acne to Alzheimer’s leaves us feeling like the girl with no date to the prom. We react, we validate our existence with a flurry of activity. We do more, buy more, achieve more. Always wrestling with the question, “Do I matter?”
All of grace, I believe, is God’s definitive reply: “Be blessed, my child. I accept you. I have adopted you into my family.” Adopted children are chosen children. Trust God’s love for you.