Oswald Chambers said, "The issue is never of being of use, but of being of value to God Himself." How amazing is that? He values me when others reject. He seeks me when others forget. He lifts me up when others tear down.
Why I matter boggles the mind but I learn from the example He set. I required redemption, the need to be ransomed. Here are some definitions of the word: the redemption of a prisoner, slave, or kidnapped person...the sum or price paid or demanded...a means of deliverance or rescue from punishment for sin, esp. the payment of a redemptive fine.
In a literal sense, I'd been kidnapped and my kidnapper demanded an exorbitant price. God gave His Son as payment. The price required was high but He paid it willingly and with joy! In the Person of Christ, God offered up the very best He had; highest quality, supreme extravagance and great personal expense to God.
How humbling to consider this great sacrifice unselfishly provided as a ransom for me. Me, an insect in the great scheme of life but so highly prized that God gave everything He had--holding nothing back--to win me.
What can I give to the King? The very thing He paid the ransom for--me. I can give Him me.