Wednesday, March 5, 2008

~WORD-Filled Wednesday~

How much are you worth? You're worth HIS best...






I got a really great email from my friend Piper today. It's what inspired my "WORD-Filled Wednesday." Just as the story below tells how much we're worth to those who love us, GOD also loves us. HE loves us so much that HE sent HIS best for us. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did. =-)



Sometimes we just need to be reminded..

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 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 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 went 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 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. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who do love you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO'S we are.

You are special - Don't ever forget it."




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9 comments:

the160acrewoods said...

I've heard that story before, but it never gets old! It's so true!

Thanks for participating in WFW!

Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

Oh Tonya,
What an amazing story. I am filing it away and I may have to use that sometime when I am speaking. I also love your picture and bible verse. I am thinking of doing my WFW on God's love as well. I hope I have time to post it before I am off to bible study this morning! Have a great day.....

Kelley

twinklemom said...

That was a powerful post! Thank you for sharing! Our God is an awesome God that He doesn't expect perfection from us...He just wants us!

Melanie said...

Oh, so very true! Thanks, Tonya, for reminding us of this truth -- we are all special and worth so much no matter how crumpled we are!

Joyfull said...

What a beautiful picture and a wonderful verse. The story you shared was also a beautiful picture of God's great love towards us - as we are - which demonstrates His unconditional love. Blessed my day, thanks for sharing.

ellen b said...

What a great reminder. Blessings on your week!

lori said...

I peeked in here this morning and shared the story with the kids at breakfast....we forget that message sometimes....
you picture is beautiful....perfect match for that verse...
just wanted to let you know what a blessing you were this morining!
peace....
lori

Heather said...

That IS a great story! What a wonderful message. Thanks so much for sharing it. ;o)

Kim said...

What a great post!!!!

I've followed your precious son's story for the past few years....and my computer died...and I couldn't remember the name of his site! But then today, I found you at Aroma of Joy!!! (boy am I glad that I did!

Have a BLESSED Wednesday.