Luke 18:1-8 or (Matthew 10:1-9)
A little boy was looking forward with great anticipation to the annual birthday gift from his favorite aunt. She always had a way of picking out a toy which brought him a great deal of pleasure. Apparently, she had decided her nephew was old enough to start receiving clothing instead of toys, because she sent him a sweater. The little boy sat down and dutifully wrote his “thank you” note: “Dear Aunt Jane: Thank you for the sweater. It is what I’ve always wanted–but not very much. Love, Johnny.”
In that refreshingly honest response to a birthday gift we find the problem with most people’s response to God–including our own. We want God. We really do! That, among other…
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