I just finished watching Mom’s Night Out for the first time. I’ve been waiting to see it since I first heard all the buzz about it months ago. It’s a hilarious movie and one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. But it’s the underlying message that takes it beyond good, clean fun and makes it a movie worth watching again and again.
You matter. You have value. You have worth.
Why do we doubt that? Several of my favorite words in all Scripture are found in Isaiah 43:1-5 (NIV):
But now, this is what the Lord says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; . . .
4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you, . . .
5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
He made me; He loves me. Nothing can ever change that. Will you pray with me for the women who haven’t heard or haven’t yet believed these words? Will we pray for the faith to truly believe them ourselves?