Sunday, February 7, 2010

What Is Our Worth?

A well known speaker began his seminar by holding up a $20 bill.  In the room of 200 people, 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 up the bill.

Then he asked, "Who still wants it?" There were still hands up in the air. "Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" He dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumples 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."

Psalm 17:8 says that God will keep us as "the apple of His eye." I pray that we would all remember that our worth comes not from what we do, or who we are, but from WHOSE we are.

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