Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Worth Living

"Before God there is no life not worth living, for life itself is deemed by God to have value. The fact that God is the creator, sustainer, and redeemer of life makes even the most miserable life worth living before God. Poor Lazarus, who, covered with sores, lay at the gate of the rich man while dogs licked his sores, that man without any social value, that victim of those who judge life according to its usefulness, is considered by God to be worthy of eternal life." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I love this God, who turns the World upside down. Who says to the weakest, most useless beings, that they can spend eternity with Him, just because it pleases Him to show such mercy. The God who doesn't judge like the World judges... who doesn't measure people by success and failure, social standing, or how much or little they do or achieve. He makes faith the measure of self. And simply looking to Him, is worth more than every other activity that can be played out on Earth. This is the God that i love.


Anette Acker said...

I love this post! Thank you.

Becky said...

Thanks for the comment Anette