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Have you ever wondered if your life mattered?

Think about it.  There are billions of people on the planet and we’re spinning through the darkness of space, which simply seems unending.  With this cosmic dance going on all around us, why on earth would our life count for something in a cosmos so immense?

Might I suggest that you matter because our Maker made you?  As Mark Labberton puts it in his excellent book “Called,”

“We matter, and our calling matters, not because we’re the supreme test of anything but because we exist for the joy and satisfaction of our Maker, whose love alone enables us to flourish…we are ‘very good’ in God’s sigh because of bearing God’s image—not because we are fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28) but just because we are.”

How joyous is this?

We matter because we’re God’s beloved.  You matter because you are made by God and you are called to belong in a family.