Who Still Wants It?

“I am going to give this $20 bill to one of you,” the man said. Immediately he had everyone’s attention. “But first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the bill.

And he dropped the $20 bill on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty, and asked again. “Now who still wants it?”

He then asked, “Who still wants it?” Every hand went up.

“Well,” he went on, “what if I do this?” And he dropped the $20 bill on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty, and asked again. “Now who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson,” he said. “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 crumpled, dropped, 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 may yet happen, you will never lose your value in God’s eyes. To Him, dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless.”

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8 Comments

  1. Yvette
    February 15, 2013, 8:14 am   /  Reply

    it is nice to know that someone out there cares, and see the preciousness of my being.

  2. WW
    June 16, 2013, 4:26 am   /  Reply

    I think the money will be worthless when it is ripped or burned. Though, the analogy of the human will probably be “dead”. At that point, it’s like saying that God views the human being as worthless, because it is dead? Well, I guess one could suggest that God is “God of the living”, not of the dead. Ha!

    • savi
      April 25, 2016, 11:59 am   /  Reply

      Don’t be so critical-like 😊 This only to illustrate the Love of God to us-humans made of dust but instilled with great worth by HIS living breath💪👍
      Hallelujah!

      • Nestiea
        October 31, 2017, 4:49 am   / 

        Savi, I agree with you.

  3. Ignatius
    July 19, 2013, 5:08 pm   /  Reply

    This is a simple truth yet many may not understand. Yet it runs through the whole Bible. Israel went into every extreme yet they remained the chosen race.

  4. chi chi
    February 7, 2015, 11:09 pm   /  Reply

    A wonderful illustration showing who we are in God’s eyes

  5. Jacinta
    June 12, 2017, 3:36 pm   /  Reply

    Its good to know that I don’t loose value in God’s eyes no matter what.

  6. Nestiea
    October 31, 2017, 4:52 am   /  Reply

    You are correct.

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