2 - My life has Value

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Luke 7:
36. One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to come to his home for lunch and Jesus accepted the invitation. As they sat down to eat,
37. a woman of the streets - a prostitute - heard he was there and brought an exquisite flask filled with expensive perfume.
38. Going in, she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping, with her tears falling down upon his feet; and she wiped them off with her hair and kissed them and poured the perfume on them.
(Living Bible)

This woman of the streets came and knelt behind Jesus, used her tears to wash his feet, and her hair to dry them.

This is a case where actions speak louder than words.
By taking this action she was saying,
"I know that in status I am equal only to the lowest servant in the household. Indeed, I am an outcast. But I need to let you know, Lord, that you have restored my heart and my faith.
I haven't been free to cry in years, and these are no tears of self-pity. Instead, these are tears of liberation.
"My inner person has been made free by You. Because of You, I now understand that I am a person of worth in God's eyes.
"So I have come to demonstrate to You in a physical sense, the refreshment I feel spiritually, on the inside.
I am clean. I am new. I am refreshed.
My life has value. God has a future for me."

This woman followed literally what Psalm 2 advises us:
12. Fall down before his Son and kiss his feet before his anger is roused and you perish. I am warning you - his wrath will soon begin. But oh, the joys of those who put their trust in him!
(Living Bible)

Maybe life experience had taught this woman that no one could ever be trusted and everyone would try to take advantage of her, but she had now begun to trust in the Lord Jesus.

You can too.

Father, thank You for sending the Lord Jesus, to demonstrate that You reject no one.
Thank You for including me in Your plans and making arrangements for my life to be cleansed and sanctified by the blood of Jesus, so that I can truly be a son of Yours and enter into Your future for me,
in Jesus' name,