Recently I was going through the register line at a well-known warehouse store. I happened to glance at the name tag of the man running the register – Rob, Front End.
There was a young man helping off-load my items. He was helpful, polite and friendly. I took note of his name tag: Thomas, Basic Employee. My heart sunk a notch for this young man. I had a hard time imagining him jumping out of bed in the morning, getting dressed and proudly putting on his name tag that indicated he was a Basic Employee. Is that a title any of us would be excited to display?
As I made my way to my car, I was thinking about Father. When His Spirit regenerates a spirit giving new life – He doesn’t look at a single one and say, “This one is a Basic Child.”
Every single redeemed, blood-bought child of God is:
…a treasure to Him.
…precious in His sight
…His chosen one
…rejoiced and sung over
…blessed with every spiritual blessing
…lavished with the riches of His grace
…the Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession… And the Lord has declared today that you are a people for his treasured possession… you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you… He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me… to be a people of his own inheritance… But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession… he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing… blessed in Christ with every spiritual blessing; In love he predestined us… you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons… In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us… (Deuteronomy 14:2; 26:18; Isaiah 43:3-4; Psalm 18:19; Deuteronomy 4:20; 1 Peter 2:9; Zephaniah 3:17; Ephesians 1:3, 4-5; Romans 8:15; Ephesians 1:7-8)
There are no Basic Children of God. Every single one is a treasured possession. You are precious in His sight and He delights in you. Under your name on your name tag it says: My Precious Child.
Diane Hunt serves part-time on the staff of America’s Keswick providing ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.