YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
I believe this poem does a worthy job at describing that feeling of worthlessness and how a person might respond to it.
Did you know Jesus the Christ understands what it feels like to be thought of as a “nothing”?
He, also, was viewed as a “nobody” by many of the people of his day.
“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces, he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” (Isaiah 53:3, NIV)
And sadly, I believe that this would still happen today.
If the real Jesus of 2,000 years ago came walking down the street, I am certain that most people would look down on him.
Yet there is a major difference for us today. It is the fact that Jesus (the one that was also viewed as a nothing), has now become our “chief advocate” when we are tempted to view ourselves as nothing. He can relate. In fact, he is able “to sympathize with our weaknesses….” which includes viewing ourselves as nothing. (Hebrews 4:15)
So when you want to feel like “something” or “somebody”, when you feel like “nothing” or “nobody”, just approach Jesus, and tell him exactly how you feel.
How do you think he will respond? Would he tell you how wonderful a creation you are-how much he cares about you? Perhaps he would say, “Who are you, to call yourself “nothing?”…because I sure didn’t.”
Thanks for stopping by, Chris.