How much are you worth?

How do we figure that out?

Our basic elements of our body are worth a whopping $4.50.

Which is much different than if we sell all our parts, bone marrow, and stem cells on the black market-  we would be worth in the millions.

But is that how much we are worth?

Should we add up all our assets, subtract our debts and discover our financial net worth?  That’s an important number to know but does it answer the question?

The end of the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, the richest man in Bedford Falls is the one with the most friends?

There are days, hard days, bad days, when I feel worth $4.50.  There are days whenI look out at my neighbors new car and my net worth seems too small to matter. Selling myself on the Black Market might be a reasonable choice to pay for my kids’ college.  And friends?  As I grow older, my circle of real friends is shrinking.

 No Angel will earn his wings from me.

Most days, when I measure my worth based on my children’s attitudes, the cleanliness of my home, my bank balance, or my weight, my worth is pretty small.

But this is the fourth week of Advent.

Wake up and watch a sunrise, feel it’s majesty- it was created for you.

There are things we can count on- dawn is one of them.  Watch it and let “a thrill of hope, let your weary world rejoice for yonder breaks a new a glorious morn? (adapted O Holy Night).  Morning, new and fresh is promised us.  No matter how dark the night, no matter how long you’ve been” pining in sin and error”, there is a morning if we look for it.

“He appeared and the soul felt it’s worth”

How much are we worth?

We are loved so much that God gave us His Son/Sun.

We are loved.


No matter how bargain basement we feel, it isn’t true.  We are loved because we are worth everything.

On this fourth week of Advent, I offer a challenge.  What if you just for a second or two, believed in God’s worth for you?  What if in a quiet moment you ignored the voices in your head and felt absolutely loved by something greater?

How would your world be different if you knew that the love for you was real?


As always,




  1. heidi says:

    Years ago I stopped thinking of value in amounts. I think society and media tends to teach us that what we have is more important than who we are and what we project. Great post

    1. Beth says:

      I remember the speaker at my college commencement using the phrase “less is more”. I didn’t understand it then but am learning it now. Thanks for stopping by

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