The television show American Pickers follows Mike and Frank around the country as they pick through the barns, homes, and junk piles of people all over the country, looking for what they call “rusty gold”. What one person considers junk, these guys see as potential for profit. What one person sees as trash with little value, Mike and Frank see as treasure with great value.
Sounds a lot like how Jesus found all of us.
The Bible says that “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
While we were unrepentant and vile, Christ went to the cross.
While we were filthy and falling apart, Jesus took our judgment upon Himself.
While we were buried in the trash heap of human refuse, Jesus dug through the mess, pulled us out, cleaned us up, and placed great value on us.
Regardless of what rust has collected on your soul, Jesus sees you as a treasure with great worth.
Maybe you should start seeing yourself the way He does.