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The Boat in the Window

by on September 22, 2011

A young boy spent many hours building a little sailboat, crafting it down to the finest detail. he then took it to a nearby river to sail it. When he put it in the water, however, it moved away from him very quickly. Though he chased it along the bank, he couldn’t keep up with it. the strong wind and current carried the boat away. The heartbroken boy knew how hard he would have to work to build another sailboat.

Farther down the river, a man found the little boat, took it to town, and sold it to a shopkeeper. Later that day, as the boy was walking through the town, he noticed the boat in a store window.

Entering the store, he told the owner that the boat belonged to him. It had his own little marks on it, but he couldn’t prove to the shopkeeper that the boat was his. The man told him the only way he could get the boat was to buy it. The boy wanted it back so badly that he did exactly that.

As he took the boat from the hand of the shopkeeper, he looked at it and said, “little boat, you are twice mine. I made you, and I bought you.”

In the same way, we are twice God’s. Our Heavenly Father both created us, and paid a GREAT price for us. (Colossians 1:16, Romans 5:8)

With the Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, we have been “bought back” (redeemed) and reunited with God.

Jesus Christ gave his life to get us back, but so many times, we show such little gratitude for what He has done for us. Take a few minutes today to thank Jesus for the precious blood that He shed on Calvary.

And if you don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, if you have never repented of your sins, and asked Him to forgive you, just say this simple prayer in faith. . .

“Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I need you. I ask you to forgive me for all of my sins, wash me and cleanse me with your precious blood. I open the door to my heart and receive you as my personal Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Expect a Miracle,
J Garcia


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