I started giving my young son allowance and he didn’t quite understand the worth of money. He thought the quarters were fun to play with, but he didn’t understand their value and inevitably they ended up disregarded.
Until one day—we were at a koi pond that had a fish food dispenser next to it. You paid fifty cents and got a handful of fish food.
Suddenly, my son understood the importance of money. Two quarters were worth one handful of fish food. And that was the very best thing in the world to this three year old.
And so, the money became of worth in his eyes. But it was worth something all along. He just finally saw it.
This story reminds me of D&C 18:10 “the worth of souls is great in the sight of God.”
Maybe sometimes you don’t see your worth.
But it doesn’t change the fact that you ARE of worth.
Elder Uchtdorf has said, “If we look at ourselves only through mortal eyes, we may not see ourselves as good enough. But our Heavenly Father sees us as who we truly are and who we can become.”
My son saw the true worth of money when he had experience with it.
Likewise, we will see our true worth as we have experiences with God.
When we have a relationship with our creator, we will understand just how wonderfully we were created and the wonderful work we were created for.
Our worth is great because our creator is great.
Our worth does not change just because we don’t see it.
But WE will change as we start to see it.