"Priceless"
(Author Unknown)

9-23-2011 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #657
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Welcome
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Patije

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Story of the Week
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Priceless
(Author Unknown)
 
A well-known 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 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 $100. 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, how unclean, crumpled or creased, you are still priceless to God."

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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No worth-while experience ever happens in vain; no true meaning or real
value ever perishes.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-109 Section-6)

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Thanks for caring so much about us!

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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