Friday, April 22, 2011
Beth & Kate, Kansas City, MO
We willingly give what we cannot keep
to help others gain what we cannot lose.
During our childhood we were exposed to lessons in giving and sharing through the stories of Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny. They left us good gifts of toys, money and chocolate eggs. Unfortunately, these behavioral models were all fiction and we eventually learned that the people we most trusted had actually lied to us about their existence. Fortunately we have other models, namely God’s only Son, who willingly gave his life to us. And it was those same trusted adults that shared His story with us as well. It’s good to realize that life can involve both whimsical characters as well as serious ones that can help to teach us such good life lessons as the joy of giving and the difference between fleeting material gifts and one that lasts for eternity.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." --John 3:16