Just Being Here Is Reason to Celebrate
—Grace & Truth Linkup

Remember the saying, “God don’t make no junk”? It’s corny but true.

Just being here is reason to celebrate.

I remember the saying became popular a few years’ back.

It appeared on billboards, t-shirts, your parents’ email forwards.

I know I'm special 'cause God don't make no junk

Corny, but clear. The message remains valid.

If you’re here, you matter.

You deserve dignity, honor, respect simply because you’re here. You’re one of God’s own. You’re important.

While we *know* it’s true, sometimes we don’t *feel* it’s true. We don’t recognize our inherent value. We don’t understand that our worth isn’t tied up in what we do or how we look or where we live. We may sometimes not even want to be here.

But just being here is reason enough to celebrate you. Because you are a living representation of God.

God created you as a living celebration of himself.

That’s your foundational truth. And mine. Each of us.

None of us are junk. All of us are valuable.

Because we’ve each inhaled the breath of God.

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Astrid writes bravely and honestly on her blog about her mental health journey as a childhood trauma survivor. I appreciate the lessons I learn from her on resilience and God and love.

Last week she linked up a post about being born premature, about wondering if her life started as a mistake based on bad math.

But while reading a devotional on YouVersion by a woman who had survived a stroke, Astrid heard something about herself, too.

“God chose for me to be kept alive and that’s what matters.”

Read all of Astrid’s post here, then add your own blog links below.


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3 thoughts on “Just Being Here Is Reason to Celebrate
—Grace & Truth Linkup

  1. Lynn

    I struggled with ‘taking up space’ and I am thankful for all the teachings of scripture and mentors who helped me understand our value through Christ!

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