A tailor was at work. He took a piece of cloth and with a pair of shining scissors cut the cloth into various bits.

He then put the pair of scissors at his feet. Then he took a small needle and thread and started to sew the bits of cloth, into a fine shirt. After sewing, he kept the needle in a box and kept the box on a shelf.

The tailor’s son was watching his father do everything said, “Father, I don’t understand why you put the scissors at your feet and kept the needle in a box and then kept it on a shelf. This needle costs nothing. But you place it carefully in a box. Why do you do that?”

“Yes, my son. The scissors have their function, no doubt; but they only cut the cloth into bits. The needle, on the contrary, unites the bits and enhances the value of the cloth. Therefore, the needle to me is more precious and valuable. The value of a thing depends on its utility, son, not on its cost-price or appearance.”

The son understood the purpose of each instrument and valued it accordingly. Yes, friends, the Lord also values us in a similar manner.

The Bible says, “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (2 Samuel 16:7). So, let us live a life that pleases the Lord and the Lord will bless us.

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