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Bible Focus - 30th August 2015 - Unconditional Love

posted 30 Aug 2015, 13:32 by St.Serfs Tullibody-Clacks   [ updated 30 Aug 2015, 13:33 ]

Unconditional Love

Several years ago, a man punished his 5-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper.

He became even more upset when the child used the gold paper to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.

Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her father the next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy."

The father was embarrassed by his earlier over-reaction, but his anger flared even more when he found the box was empty.

He spoke to her in a very harsh manner. "Don't you know, young lady, when you give someone a present there's supposed to be something inside the package?"

The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said, "Oh, Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was full." The father was crushed and begged forgiveness.

A short time later, the child was killed in an accident. Its been said that her father kept that gold box by his bed for all the years of his life. And whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult problems he would open the box and take out the imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us as human beings have been given a golden box ( call it the bible ,if you will ) filled with unconditional love and kisses from God. There is no more precious gift anyone could hold. 
(Unknown)

Reading the Bible will help you get to know the word, but its when you put it down and live your life that you get to know the author.
(Rev B Izett)
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