A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill.
In the room of 200, he asked. "Who will 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 up the $20 dollar bill.
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 crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?"
Still the hands were into the air.
My friends, we 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 still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground
into a dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that comes our way.
What feels as though we are worthless.
But no matter what has happened and what will happen,
you will never lose your value.
Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased,
you are still priceless to your Creator and those who love you.
The worth of our lives comes not in What we do or what we know,
but by WHO WE ARE
and WHOSE WE ARE.
Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow,
nor reap nor gather into barns,
and yet, you heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not worth much more than they?
-- Matthew 6:26 --