A Story is told of a primitive culture where Brides were purchased from their Parents using cattle as an exchange medium. An average Woman might merit the bride-price of two cows, an exceptional Woman
might bring three;
While a less desirable Woman’s family would receive one.
Into this Society, the Story goes, a rich and attractive Suitor came, looking for a Wife…
All the families paraded their eligible Daughters before him. Everyone was surprised when he announced his intention to negotiate with the family of a young Woman who was unattractive and clumsy. Perhaps it’s a bargain he’s after, the Townspeople speculated, wondering if perhaps if he would offer chickens instead of cows.
To everyone’s amazement, he offered the girl’s family six cows for their Daughter and quickly whisked her away for a long Honeymoon.
When they returned, months later, no one recognized the new Bride. Gone were the slumping shoulders and dull eyes. It was as if she were a new person, radiating beauty and confidence.
No, her Husband had not bought her beauty treatments or a facelift. He had begun their Relationship by showing her
in a tangible way that he thought she was important and valuable.
She had begun to act the part, to see herself as he saw her, and throughout the rest of her life she was viewed with awe by all her friends — a Six-cow Woman.
Story From – The Book- Marriage Made in Heaven.
God views us not just as a six-cow Woman (or Man), or even cows without number – we are His Priceless Treasure, more valuable than any number of cows. He delights in us because we are His Redeemed Children…
God sent His beloved one and only Son Jesus the Christ, a gift more precious than anything imaginable,
A gift that we need to receive in Repentance and with Thankfulness and Joy.
As we focus on Him and allow Him to be in control of our lives, we understand more our value and appreciate the beauty that God has placed in each one of us.
This gives us Godly Self-worth so there is no need for Worldly Self-esteem.
Below is a Song that God touched my Heart with when I thought after being deceived as a Young Teenager that I came from an Ape, I could not keep the words out of my mind but it was later as a Christian that I realized what they meant.
God is Complete in The Godhead but He chooses to need us.
Music – You Needed Me
I cried a Tear You wiped it dry
I was confused
You cleared my mind
I sold my soul
You bought it back for me
And held me up and gave me dignity
Somehow you needed me
You gave me strength
To stand alone again
To face the world
Out on my own again
You put me high upon a pedestal
So high that I could almost see eternity
You needed me
You needed me
And I can’t believe it’s you I can’t believe it’s true
I needed you and you were there
And I’ll never leave, why should I leave
I’d be a fool
‘Cause I’ve finally found someone who really cares
You held my hand
When it was cold
When I was lost
You took me home
You gave me hope
When I was at the end
And turned my lies
Back into truth again
You even called me friend