“It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.
He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of Christ than to own the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his great reward.” Hebrews 11:24, 26
Recently due to the Facebook pages and other Christian media sites being filled with Nabeel Qureshi gone to be with Jesus, I happened to hear one of his sermons. People asked him, “Nabeel you had a perfect life and everything was going well for you, is this faith, you chose, worth it?”
Without another moment of thought, he said, “Absolutely it was worth it?”. It was and he had to keep reminding himself that GOD died for him and it was worth it. Under one of a farewell note to him, a random person commented mockingly, “Seeking Jesus and finding cancer”. And, still, I am sure, Nabeel would say, “it was worth it all”.
Moses threw his comforts and was willing to gaze upon the Glory of God than the treasures and luxuries of being in the Egyptian Palace. Even when the Israelites complained to go back to Egypt, Moses never for once wanted to. Because he knew, “His great reward – Christ, was worth it all”.
Esther had to risk it. David had to risk his life by sparing Saul. Joseph had to risk and starve his revenge for God’s ultimate purpose to be fulfilled. Jesus had to risk it, not for great people but for sinners like you and me. If Jesus thought that you are definitely worth His life, then He is worth every ounce of your breath.
Let’s not fool ourselves and others into merely following Christ. Let’s be people that will stand tall at those enchantments, glitters, rejections, comforts, pain and challenges. Because, being at the center of His will, is worth it all.
“When I’m there in Your glorious presence,
Every knee is bowed before You,
I Hear the sound of Heaven singing,
You are Worth it All” – Meredith Andrew