We value items based on a couple of things. One of those is how much we paid for it. When we get something for free, it's not a big deal if it gets damaged. But if we spend a lot on something, we get really upset if it gets even the smallest of scratches.
How much more then does the Father care for us? He didn't redeem us for free, He paid the price of His own Son's blood as our ransom!
We are so valuable to Him, how it must grieve Him when he sees us not walking with Him, according to His commands and desires?
Just an interesting thought from church this week.