Jesus welcomed the people, taught them about the Kingdom of God and healed those in need. Luke 9:11

Seeds of the Kingdom

A Drop in the Ocean

by Judith Whitehead

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9,NIV

Sometimes if a person is describing something that is insignificant, unnoticeable, irrelevant, not important, won’t make a difference, or nothing in comparison with something else, they may use the phrase, “It`s only a drop in the ocean” to describe what they are talking about. Yet, when you stop and think about it, each and every vast and mighty ocean is made up of uncountable single drops of water. Each small drop is essential and important in determining just how deep that particular ocean is.

Perhaps even today, the descriptions above may describe exactly how many of us feel about ourselves sometimes, or worse still, most of the time. We may have never felt truly valued for who we are. We may be the one who often gets overlooked or rejected in favour of others, the one who is not chosen or invited to join in with what others are doing. This leads to feelings of deep hurt and rejection.

For instance, we may have achieved a goal, yet no one notices, offers congratulations, or says “well done”. Perhaps, despite our best efforts, what we have achieved is still not good enough to please a parent, or some other relative, friend or employer. All of these things can leave us feeling like damaged goods at the bottom of the pile, alone, forgotten and uncared for.

Having been deeply wounded and rejected, it is so easy to fall into the trap of believing this is how God sees us too, and that’s why it is important to really believe and understand just how much God values us for who we are and not for what we do.

There are many wonderful scripture verses we can take to heart, things that God says in His word which are totally true about you and about me:

Jeremiah 31:3 I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving kindness.

Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save; He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

Hebrews 13:5 Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Matthew 10: 31 So don’t be afraid you are worth more than many sparrows.

Isaiah 43: 1 Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name: you are mine.

Isaiah 49: 15-16 Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget you, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

There are many more wonderful verses in God’s word that clearly tell of His unending love for each and every one of us.

Prayer: Father God, sometimes I fail to truly grasp just how much You love me and see me as Your precious, chosen child. I believe the lies of the enemy far too often. Please forgive me and help me to hold on in faith to the truth of Your word. Amen.

Judith Whitehead Judith is married to Dougie and they have one son. Judith loves spending time with her family, including two gorgeous grandchildren and being outdoors walking in the countryside. Judith lives locally to Ellel Grange and is a part of the creativity team at Ellel Grange. Judith has a deep desire to encourage others and to help believers and unbelievers come to a place of knowing God personally and deeply for themselves.


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