God’s Self-Giving

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 *

Baptism

 

“It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John. On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” – Mark 1:9-11

‘Can I Borrow $25?’

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his

5-year old son waiting for him at the door.


SON: ‘Daddy, may I ask you a question?

DAD: ‘Yeah sure, what it is?’ replied the man.

SON: ‘Daddy, how much do you make an hour?’

DAD: ‘That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?’ the man said angrily.
SON: ‘I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an  hour?’

DAD: ‘If you must know, I make $50 an hour.’

SON: ‘Oh,’ the little boy replied, with his head down.

SON: ‘Daddy, may I please borrow $25?

The father was furious, ‘If the only reason you asked that is so you  can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don’t work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.’ The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the  Door.
The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s’ questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

after about an hour or so, the man had calmed down , and started to think:

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25.00

And he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door

of the little boy’s room and opened the door. ‘Are you asleep, son?’ He  asked.

‘No daddy, I’m awake,’ replied the boy.

‘I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier’ said the man. ‘It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $25 you asked for.’

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. ‘Oh, thank you daddy!’ he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then  looked up at his father.

‘Why do you want more money if you already  have some?’ the father grumbled..

Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,’ the little boy replied.

‘Daddy, I have $50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.’


The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he
begged for his forgiveness. It’s just a short reminder to all of you
working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our

ingers without having spent some time with those who really matter

to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $50 worth of

your time with someone you love..


If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily
replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave

behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

From my house to yours

The light of God surrounds us.

The love of God enfolds us.

The power of God protects us.

The presence of God watches over us.


Wherever we are God is and all is well.’

From my home to yours – enjoy.

Thanks