“If anyone shouldn’t take a day off, it’s God. And yet He models from us [that] we don’t work for rest, we work from rest. Suddenly that frees you up to value people who aren’t very ‘useful.’” – Mike Donehey
Have you ever felt as if you don’t bring anything valuable to the table? Perhaps you’re suffering from mental health trials, or maybe overwhelming life events have left you feeling stuck in a rut. You could be struggling with your physical health, a disability, an illness, unknown pain.
If there’s one thing you must know, it’s that God values you.
God loves you so much, that He sacrificed His life for you. In this video, Mike Donehey discusses how, even if you bring nothing to the relationship, God pursues you. Therefore, each of us can model the same love in pursuing people whom society may view as “worthless” or “useless.”
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me’…’Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” – Matthew 25:34-36, 40