Today’s thought – Just for Me?

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Good Morning

2Corinthians 9:15
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

Why did He do it?
A shack would have sufficed,
but He gave us a mansion.
Did He have to give
the birds a song
and the mountains a peak?
Was He required to put stripes on the zebra
and the hump on the camel? . . .
Why wrap creation in such splendor?
Why go to such trouble to give such gifts?

Why do you?
You do the same.
I’ve seen you searching for a gift.
I’ve seen you stalking the malls and walking the aisles.
I’m not talking about the obligatory gifts . . .
I’m talking about the extra-special gifts . . .
Why do you do it? . . .
You do it so the heart will stop.
You do it so the jaw will drop.
You do it to hear those words of disbelief?
“You did this for me?”

That’s why you do it.
And that is why God did it.
Next time a sunrise steals your breath
or a meadow of flowers leaves you speechless,
remain that way.
Say nothing and listen as heaven whispers,
“Do you like it? I did it just for you.”

The Great House of God
Max Lucado

2 Corinthians 9:15
Now thanks be to God for His Gift,
[precious] beyond telling
[His indescribable, inexpressible,
free Gift]!
. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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