As I was reading (studying), your faces came to me.
One of you had mentioned repentance.
I could imagine your face.
A sadness came upon me.
I am worthless. I am nothing.
I let it sit,
let it slowly
into my soul.
From somewhere, a light.
Invisible, almost imperceptible,
melting sadness into surrender.
My impressive education is not worth anything.
This important project is not worth anything.
Nothing I do is worth anything.
Yes, I am worth something in Jesus.
A worth not pumped-up or pompous but contrite and content.
A worth requiring no-striving, only surrender and recognition:
You are my all in all.
"Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death." (2 Cor. 7:10)