When someone is kidnapped, there is always a ransom that has to be paid in order for the hostage to be released. But the cost of the ransom depends upon the value of the person who is being held.
Jesus said that he has come not to be served but to serve & to give HIS LIFE as a RANSOM for many. That is how much we are worth to God: Jesus would give his very life, he would give everything for our freedom & happiness. There are people in our lives that we’re willing to do anything for because they’re worth a lot to us.
Jesus has given so much to us because we are worth so much to him. How much is God’s friendship worth to us? How much is our faith worth to us?