A Message for You — September 16, 2010

You are important

by PASTOR MICHAEL CISLER
North Kent Bible Church 

It is interesting in the midst of largeness we can feel very insignificant or unimportant. I have been to sporting events with thousands of people cheering and felt like it was just as loud without me cheering as it was with me cheering. In times of great need I have felt like my contribution was so small that it would not be able to help at all. When Hurricane Katrina brought great destruction to New Orleans five years ago, I remember the desire to help and the need seemed so great that what I was able to offer was not enough. In those situations, if we acted on those feelings of insignificance or unimportance, where would we be? If we all decided not to cheer for our team, stadiums would be quiet. If we all decided not to give in times of need, relief efforts would cease.

This issue reminds me of the way we are to function as believers in Jesus Christ.

I Corinthians 12:27 says, “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

As individuals in the body of Christ we are one of millions. But what if we all decided that we were too insignificant or unimportant to function as such? Who then would share the good news of love, hope and wholeness in Jesus Christ?

Each of us is able to make a difference in the lives of people around us. All of us are able to work together to love, encourage and help others. You are significant and important.

If you are not a follower of Jesus, you are still important to God.

John 3:16 says, “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.”

God loves you and gave His son, Jesus, so you would have an opportunity to live forever with Him. God desires that you know Him and have a relationship with Him. You are significant and important to God.

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