Friday, March 4, 2011

It is of immense importance to know whose we are!

The $ 100 Bill

A well know speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $100 bill.

In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $ 100 bill?"

Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $ 100 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 in to 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 $ 100."

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled ad ground in to 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, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless. Psalm 17:8 states that God will keep us, "as the apple of His eye." The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we are but by whose we are. We belong to Him!

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