Investing in Our Potential to Become Sons and Daughters of God
Rejoice and be glad! We are worth much to our God! He would not have paid an exorbitant price to publish the autobiography of God here on earth if we were not worth it. Moreover, he payed the exorbitant price while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8) - while we were still unworthy of his love - while we did not deserve it. The payment was not an expense but an investment. He invested not in our status as sinners but in our potential to become saints. Our potential to become saints is hidden under our status as sinners. He looked beyond our status as sinners. Our God, who fashioned us out of the mud with his hands, put himself into the hands of the mud to demonstrate to the mud its potential to become sons and daughters of God.