Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves how ‘PRICELESS’ we are! A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $1000 dollar note. In the room of 200 people, he asked, “Who would like this $1000 note?”Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $1000 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple up the $1000 note. 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, then he finally tore it into two and then people still wanted the note despite the mutilation’.
The valuable lesson we can deduce from the classic this morning is simply that no matter what was done to that note, people in that room still wanted it because it had not in any way decreased in value. It still maintained its original worth of $1000. Many a times in our lives, we may have been dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we have made, the circumstances we found ourselves, the loss of a loved one, being jilted in a relationship, setbacks in business, the loss of a job in a promising career, loss of time, investments and other things that made us loose our joy and feel as though we are worthless! But remember that no matter what happens in our lives, we will never lose our value. We may look dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased in the face of circumstances, we are still priceless and valuable to God and our generation. Everything shall surely come to pass for it has not come to stay