How do you value a human life?
The angry mother of a missing fisherman claimed the search for her son was
called off because he was “just an ordinary man.”
Where’s the limit? How much do some nations pay to save some one in
distress? And, is it different for the ordinary man?
What is our value?
It depends on where, and on the time in history in which you live.
A sense of worth, however, is derived from an
appreciation by others. Those contemplating self destruction often say,
“No one will miss me when I’m gone.”
There is, of course, a healthy depreciation — the depreciation of ego
(humility). The Bible says, “Let no one think more highly of themselves
than they ought” — also, ‘consider others better than
Jesus connected values to God, He said, “Are not two sparrows sold for a
penny — yet not one of them falls to the ground without your
Father’s notice? Are you not worth more than many sparrows?”
He raised the status of women and valued those unfit for social inclusion. He
identified with “the ordinary man” — and those less than
ordinary and was derided as “The friend of publicans and
Our true value derives from creation. The human being is an awesome work of
genius. We were made in the image of God.
For Christians, infinite value is recognised in the self giving of Jesus
Christ of whom the apostle Paul referred to as “the Son of God who loved
me and gave Himself for me.”
The Bible says: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only son so
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting
Appreciate your true worth. You were made by God. You are loved by God. His
Son, Jesus Christ suffered and died in your place on a Roman cross to save you
from your sins. He paid the highest price for your salvation.