Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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Hi everyone! I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. This past week I read a social media post that was attributed to Glenn Cook. I don’t know Mr. Cook, but he shared a story about Medina Spirit, the horse that won the 2021 Kentucky Derby. Medina Spirit’s mother was initially not able to produce the amount of milk that was needed for him to grow so he was small. After being sold for the minimum amount of $1,000 to the only bidder, Medina Spirit surprised the trainers because he worked harder than the horses that cost top dollar. Referring to Medina Spirit, Mr. Cook said, “He had heart.” After such a rough beginning, Medina Spirit worked hard and applied God-given talents to become what he was created to be; a champion. He didn’t know about the bidding process, where he came from, or that he was smaller than the other horses. He just worked hard, showed up, gave everything he had in body and spirit and won the Kentucky Derby, the top horse race in the United States. One article placed his value now to likely be over $50 million.
Mr. Cook asks, “If a horse can do it, how much better can you?” Let’s not allow how others view us to determine our worth. Luke 12:7 says, “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.” You are so valuable to God he knows how many hairs you have on your head at any one time. No one else, not even you, knows that statistic. He also says we are more valuable than many sparrows. That may seem obvious to us, but in Luke 12:6, we’re told that not even one sparrow is forgotten by God, and we’re more valuable than many. You’re not forgotten. Your life matters. It’s not too late. Let’s work hard, show up, and give our best. Whatever your “Kentucky Derby” is, you have been equipped. Medina Spirit will be remembered. Now, you go and live the way YOU want to be remembered. See you next week.