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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Twice God's

Today I read this in my devotionals and really liked it and wanted to share it...

Once there was a little boy....."This little boy was happy. He felt a sense of accomplishment as he picked up his newly finished boat. It was the sort of boat only little boys can build. It was made of painted wooden parts. It was nice. Best of all, it was his. He set it on the water in the brook, and it sailed beutifully. One day the little boat was left by the side of the brook, forgotten. He didn't mean to forget his precious boat, but he left it behind . Later he looked for his precious treasure, but it was gone! Though he searched long and hard, he could not find it. One day the boy was walking past the barter store in town. He stopped short. There in the window front was his little boat! Oh, he must have his boat again! He checked the price then ran home to scrape together his available earnings. Running to the store, he breathlessly handed the money to the clerk and hugged the little boat to his chest. "Now," he said to the boat, "you are twice mine- first I made you, then I bought you!"
The Lord made each one of us. He called us His own, but through the soiling of sin, we drifted and were alienated from Him. Christ died for us while we were yet sinners and paid the full price to buy us back. We were found despite our lost condition. Now we are twice God's. He made us, and-through His grace and by our faith-He bought us.

"For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. ~1 Corinthians 6:20

Devotional from "Beside the Still Waters"
This story written by: Wayne .E. Miller: Rushsylvania, OH

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