We simply do not know how precious we are. We do not know how precious our souls are; they are worth more than we could ever imagine. Were we to know how much they are worth, we’d probably get sick to our stomachs and turn away in disbelief. We will never be able to comprehend the infinite worth of our souls; it’s way too much for us to handle. Just taking a peak into the mystery of our worth might cause you to recoil, but we must. See the eternal Son of God, resting in the arms of his Father, exuding the definition of love and security. See the seemingly unassailable affection that the Father has for his Son. See the trust that the Son has for his Father. Never have there been two who loved each other more and greater than these. All other love is like a fraction of a drop of water compared to the fullness of all the oceans. The best human love pales in comparison to the grip that the Father had on his Son. Yet the Son left his Father’s embrace to go searching after imperiled souls. He left his Father in order to redeem our precious souls. To redeem our souls, he had to become not only mortal, but also dispensable. In order to save us, he had to become something that they could make fun of, accuse, ridicule, nail, cut open, and murder. Even worse, in order to redeem us, he had to become something monstrous, hideous, and evil. The precious Child had to become sin, just as much as he had been the Son. Wearing the face of sin, the Father had to destroy him—his own Son. If he could save our souls in any other way, in any lesser way, he would have done so. But he didn’t, because he couldn’t. He knows the worth of your soul. He knew what it would take to ransom it from the grip of hell. Though there is no way that you could ever realize how much you’re worth, he knows. Much like I could never fathom the hell of the Holocaust, there are some who know, because they’ve been there. Well, Jesus has been there; he has been on the bidding floor for your soul. He knows how much he gave so that you could have life. What now? Are we throwing away our souls like old bags, just so we can have some trashy pleasure? We give our precious souls away to the things of this world, which cannot satisfy and which will perish. We must give them to the only Being who is worth their price, Jesus, God’s Son. Do not give your precious soul away to just anyone or anything; give it to the One who has already proven his love for you.
And if he knows how much you’re worth, then he also knows exactly how much love you need.
© Samuel Kee, 2012