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Sunday, March 28, 2010

I am TWICE His!

I am sure you have all heard this illustration before on redemption. My pastor shared it tonight and it is one of my favorite stories he tells. I think this story is the perfect picture of my Savior!

"Tom carried his new boat to the edge of the river. He carefully placed it in the water and slowly let out the string. How smoothly the boat sailed! Tom sat in the warm sunshine, admiring the little boat that he had built. Suddenly a strong current caught the boat. Tom tried to pull it back to shore, but the string broke. The little boat raced downstream.

Tom ran along the sandy shore as fast as he could. But his little boat soon slipped out of sight. All afternoon he searched for the boat. Finally, when it was too dark to look any longer, Tom sadly went home.

A few days later, on the way home from school, Tom spotted a boat just like his in a store window. When he got closer, he could see -- sure enough -- it was his!

Tom hurried to the store manager: "Sir, that's my boat in your window! I made it!"

"Sorry, son, but someone else brought it in this morning. If you want it, you'll have to buy it for one dollar."

Tom ran home and counted all his money. Exactly one dollar! When he reached the store, he rushed to the counter. "Here's the money for my boat." As he left the store, Tom hugged his boat and said, "Now you're twice mine. First, I made you and now I bought you." "

Isn't that just like the Lord? First He made us. After years and years of sinful man pushing God away, He sent his precious Son to buy us back to Him! I am twice His! First He made me in my mothers womb, and then He bought me with His precious blood! Thank you Lord!

" In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins" Colossians 1:14

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