There was a little girl sitting on her grandfather’s lap as he read her a bedtime story. From time to time, she would take her eyes off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek. She was alternately stroking her own cheek, then his again. Finally she spoke up, “Grandpa, did God make you?”
“Yes, Sweetheart,” he answered, “God made me a long time ago.”
“Oh,” she paused, “Grandpa, did God make me too?”
“Yes, indeed, honey,” he said, “God made you just a little while ago.”
Feeling their respective faces again, she observed, “God’s getting better at it, isn’t he?”
God got better at it. After untold efforts to win our allegiance and our hearts, God took on human form with Jesus, walking among us and living with us so that we would understand life.
It is in the living, breathing person of Jesus that we really see all things we call holy, such as forgiveness, sharing, joy, vision, courage, perseverance, and especially love.
We might think we understand love, for example, but when we receive totally unconditional love from another person, love takes on a completely new meaning for us.
Jesus shows us the ultimate example of love, namely, God’s love. Seeing this example in the flesh makes all the difference in the world for us.
Thanks to Lane Boyd
What example of Jesus’ love for others in the Gospels has struck YOU the most?
WE NEED JESUS TO MAKE US FEEL LIKE TOMORROW IS MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER DAY!