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Friday, November 30, 2012

Someone Worth Dying For

I love the song, "Someone Worth Dying For" by Mikeschair.  My dad e-mailed it to me yesterday and I thought it was worth blogging about.  Here is the video:

It is so easy for us to feel defeated, hopeless or worthless in our broken world.  I have blogged before about how we rely so much on others to help us feel worthy.  When we get a raise at work we feel worthy.  When our husbands compliment the dinner we made without one single criticism we feel worthy.  When our girlfriends compliment us on an outfit or a new hairstyle we feel worthy.

I think it is just human nature to find our worth through others.  But we have to remember that our worth is in Him and Him alone.  Two of my favorite lines from this song are:

You can't earn it.
We can't do anything to earn His love or prove to Him that we were worth dying for because we already have His love and He already died for us. So stop trying so hard to prove yourself to Him and others and just accept that you are so incredibly precious to God.  Accept that He loves you more than you could ever comprehend.

Your life has purpose.
Every single life has purpose...every single one.  The man in jail who raped and murdered that woman has a purpose.  The little boy Garrison and I saw at the park the other day who couldn't talk but instead communicated by making loud noises has a purpose.  The baby you rock every night has a purpose.  Every unborn baby has a purpose.  I have a purpose.  You have a purpose. 

God doesn't want us to feel worthless.  He doesn't want us to feel alone.  He doesn't want us to feel unworthy.  You have to stop trying to find approval from everyone around you.  No matter how perfect you try to be you will never get everyone's approval.  Jesus meets us where we are and He has proven that we are all worth dying for.  Every single one of us.  Accept it, believe it and believe that you are worth dying for, because you are!


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