On Mother’s Day 2015, I was granted the task to figure out how to best honor the mothers and ladies at Valley Christian Center during our Sunday morning service. After some deep contemplation, my mind recalled a spoken word piece by a young man named Jon Jorgensen out of Chicago. I knew that with a sectional addition, a prayer, and little bit of tweaking, John’s theme of “value” would provide the much needed framework for the words that were already stirring in my heart.
A MESSAGE TO ALL WOMEN
by Jon Jorgensen / additions & prayer by Jimi Merrell
You are beautiful.
You are smart.
You are funny.
You are kind.
You are unique.
You are worthy of love and affection.
You are never too much, and you are always enough.
You are precious.
You are a diamond, a rose, a pearl, a shining jewel of great worth,
the most stunning of all God‘s Creation.
You are worth more than you can ever imagine…
Worth more than the numbers on a scale,
or the hair product you use,
or the shoes that you wear.
More than the price tags on your clothes
or the percentage at the top of your math test,
or even the number of followers you have on Twitter.
Your worth surpasses all earthly things because in the eyes of the Lord God,
You are loved.
You are worth dying for.
Regardless of who you think you are…
Whether you model in a magazine, or you model pottery with grandma
Whether you are on the Hot List or the Not List,
Whether you are the head cheerleader or a high school drop out.
Whether you are miss popular or you never had anyone you can call a friend.
Whether you love your life or some days you can’t stand to look in the mirror
and you just feel as if everything is falling apart.
Whether you are a winner or you feel like the world’s biggest failure.
Regardless of who you think you are,
the reality is that Jesus Christ gave up His life for you!
Because you are valuable.
Because you are worth it.
Because Jesus knew of a day where you and He would be together.
…a day where He would wipe away your tears
…a day where He would release you from your fears
…a day where you would be whole and complete
…a day where you knew you were created with purpose and destiny
Think of some of the women in the Bible:
ESTHER | RUTH | MARTHA | MARY
These women changed the world forever,
and inside of you, each and every one of you,
is a woman with that same spirit!
That same power, and that same strength, and that same ability to change the world!
And your responsibility is to find that woman…and to set that woman free!
Ladies, this is WHO YOU ARE!
And any voices in your mind that try and tell you differently are from the ENEMY.
And the next time you hear them, this is what you say:
You say “Na-ah, NOT ME, SATAN!
I am a Daughter of the LIVING GOD!
I am CHERISHED!
I am LOVED!
And I am ADORED ABOVE ALL THINGS, BY THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS,
For the glory of Him who is GREATER THAN ALL THINGS.”
Ladies, you are AWESOME!
BECAUSE HE IS AWESOME!
AND HE LIVES INSIDE OF YOU!
Mother and Daughters, on this day we celebrate you!
Father, we give you praise and thanks for each lady in this house and all those that are engaging through
live stream. We ask that they would know how special they are to You, and how important of a role they
have played in the lives of each son, father, and brother that are living today – or that have gone on to be
with You in glory.
We ask that each mother and daughter would feel loved, appreciated, valued, and cared for on this day.
We thank You for them – in the name of Christ we pray!