A well-known speaker started off his seminar by 
holding up a $20 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 the dollar 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 into 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 $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 in God's eyes. Dirty, clean, crumpled or
finely creased, you are still priceless to Him.