Yesterday, I was in the cafeteria at work buying a $1 snack. I had eight one-dollar bills in my wallet. As I flipped through them, seven of them were crisp, clean bills and one was wrinkled and dirty. Naturally, I spent the wrinkled, dirty bill, it was a no-brainer.
As I walked away, I wondered, why did I do that? How quick I was to discard the wrinkled, dirty bill and hold on to the clean ones as if they mattered more. Maybe it didn't look as good as the other bills, but it was made out of the same material and holds the exact value as the other bills.
When God looks at us, He sees Jesus. We all have the same value, no matter how wrinkled and dirty or crisp and clean we are. I am glad I follow a God who doesn't look at the outward appearance but at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7).