A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In
the room of 200, he asked,"Who would like this $20 bill?"
Hands started going up. He said,"I am going to give this $20 to one of
you but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the
bill up. He then asked,"Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in
the air. "Well," he replied,"What if I do this?" And he dropped it on
the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.
He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?"
Still the hands went into the air."My friends, you have all learned a very
valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it
because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20."
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the
dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We
feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what
will happen, you will never lose your value in God's eyes. To Him,
dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to Him.
Psalm 17:8 states that God will keep us,"as the apple of His eye."
THOUGHT: The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we are but by
WHOSE WE ARE! You are special - Don't ever forget it!