known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill.
In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20
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 dollar bill up. He then asked,
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
into the floor with his shoe.
He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. "Now who still
Still the hands went into the air.
"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No
I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not
value. It was still worth $20."
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into
dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our
We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has
what will happen, you will never lose your value in God's eyes. To
dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still
Him. Psalm 17:8 states that God will keep us, "as the apple
of His eye."
Thought: The worth of our lives comes not from what we do or who
we are, but
by whose we are! You are special - Don't ever forget it!