Saturday, May 2, 2009

God's Workmanship

Read: 1 Corinthians 6

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

The 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 beautifully. 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 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 hone 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 breast. "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.

Wayne E. Milleer - Rushsylvania

The loss of gold is great,
The loss of time is more,
But losing Christ is such a loss,
That no man can restore.

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