Significance—You Matter

It’s easy to feel invisible. Insignificant. Unseen. Uninteresting. Unwanted.

Contrary to the message we may feel the world is sending us, we do matter—especially to God. This message is the major theme of the Bible, and we see it no clearer than when Jesus approached a city called Nain.

Jesus had just left the city of Capernaum with a crowd of excited people. They hung on his every word, but as they neared Nain, they crossed paths with another large group. A woman who had already lost her husband was now burying her son.

When Jesus saw her, “He had compassion on her and said to her, ‘Do not weep’” (Luke 7:13). Everything inside of Jesus felt the pain of this mother. Jesus feels our pain (Heb. 4:15), but He can do much more than feel. What Jesus did next shows just how much we mean to God: “Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, ‘Young man, I say to you, arise’” (Luke 7:14). The young man then sat up and began to speak.

Jesus was so moved by the widow’s pain that He stopped, comforted her, touched the coffin where her son lay, and called him back to life. The news quickly spread from the shocked crowd that “A great prophet has risen among us” and “God has visited His people” (Luke 7:16).

Our Heavenly Father loves us immeasurably. Never doubt your worth. Jesus paid the ultimate price for you because Heaven thought you were worth it.