Lately, Robby and I have been learning the spiritual discipline of simplicity. This post from last year’s Christmas time reminds me that God gives good gifts to His children. In fact, He’s the most lavish gift-giver ever! I hope this blesses you as you prepare for Christmas next week.
The following blog was published on Lift Up Your Day. I have included it in its entirety below. I hope it blesses and encourages you!
The Extravagant Gift
I was in a store recently when a homeless man came in and began chatting up the sales clerk. Apparently, John (as the clerk called him), had been in the store earlier and had picked out a reproduction of a painting.
“I told you I’d be back,” John told the clerk. “My sister Susan is going to love this! She’s done so much for me over the past few years, and I just want to give her something to show my appreciation. You said you can ship it to her, right?”
I watched as John produced $45 in wrinkled bills and an old envelope with Susan’s name and address on the return label. (I was reminded that homeless people don’t carry…
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