Heard another analogy. Suppose someone offers you an old, grungy, beat up $100 bill. It's faded, dirty, crumpled. Would you take it? Of course! It still has value. Just because it is not brand new does not mean it isn't worth the same; it continues to hold it's value. God sees us that way. We may be "soiled", dirty, imperfect. But God sees us as valuable! Isn't that great to know?!