Friday, March 2, 2018

No Account Woman

On one of my blogs, last week, or maybe the one before, feeling particularly blue, I was questioning what a pastor or a priest would say to a person, a woman that couldn't labor?

(excerpt below)

"What does a pastor or a priest tell the chronically ill to relieve their guilt?  What does our Lord tell them? We find in Scripture:

Matthew 11:28-29 KJV

"28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."

But what of the one that can't labor? "

Today I re-questioned. (It's another particularly blue day.) Is there hope, rest for one like that?

In Scripture this morning  I was reading in Leviticus 27.  It speaks about the value of those that have given a vow. I won't go through all the break down. It can be read in Leviticus 27:1-8

I have it on another blog that aids me in daily readings.
Daily Reading

After the reading there was one thought  I took from it.  My Lord and Saviour didn't get valued very well by the priests at the Temple. When Judas betrayed Him they only valued the life of Jesus worth 30 pieces of silver.
Then, I had my second thought.  I figured the value for me according to this piece of Scripture. I deduced  that I am a "No Account Woman"
Being over 60 and poor. If I lived during that time I wouldn't even be able to go to the temple to get an evaluation from a priest. A poor man, of that time, being over 60 could if he had abilities.

At this point I wondered why has the Lord brought me to this Scripture. Yes, This  part of The Bible is part of my yearly Bible reading for today, but that doesn't explain to me why it jumped off the page and sunk so deep into my heart. (I had forgotten about my question put to Him a couple weeks ago.)

I know and have known for quite awhile that I hold a personal belief of my worthlessness. I have lamented the loss of abilities for quite some time. "No account woman." Yep. I've believed  this for awhile now.

Then I dug into my heart for some Scripture I've hidden there. Something about sparrows has been memorized for such a time as this.  It's in Luke and in Matthew too. Jesus tells us that we are worth many sparrows in The Father's eyes. A sparrow doesn't fall without Him knowing it. 
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Luke 12:6-7 KJV

"6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows."

Matthew 10:29-30 KJV

"29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered."

That is our worth. Each one of us.
That is my worth.
The Father cares that much for us.
 For me.

There will always be days that contain troubles for us.
For me.
But Our Father sees us.
He sees me.
And cares for us.
For me.

Thanks be to Jesus. Our High Priest.  My High Priest who puts this value on us. On me.

Thanks be to God He answers my questions in ways I can grasp. In ways I can understand.

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