Every now and then, I get a taste for a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese at McDonald’s.
At one point, when the associate would give me the receipt, I would throw it away.
But one day not too long ago, just as I’m about to throw the receipt away, I notice a message at the top of the receipt. Just by completing a survey on McDonald’s website, I would receive a buy one, get one free code for two more burgers.
Of course, I complete the survey.
When I redeem my two Quarter Pounders with Cheese, I receive another receipt, with the option to complete another survey for more free food.
I repeated that cycle for a few weeks.
One day, when I pull up at the drive-thru, I holler, “Hey, it’s me again! Here’s my receipt!”
Because I now find value in the receipts, no longer do I throw the receipts away.
In the same way, even if other people are willing to throw you away, God finds value in you.