Today's devotion for today during the time of Epiphany is based on Isaiah 43:4, "Because you are precious in my sight and honored, and I love you, I give people in return for you, nations in exchange for your life.
Martin Luther reminds us to remember our baptism daily. Why? So that we recall our preciousness to God. We are washed clean and made new through the death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus. It is from this basis we can live our lives abundantly and without fear. While we make mistakes and feel worthless, God gives us a place of honor again and again and again. He relentlessly lifts us to him when we fail.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, we give thanks for our redemption through the blood of your Son. Let us live in the reality of our preciousness to you and seek to share your good news with our sisters and brothers across the world. In Jesus' holy name, I pray. Amen.