Monday, April 20, 2015

The Giving Tree

Do you remember the book the The Giving tree by Shel Silverstein.  My mom read me that book so many times that I had it memorized.  If she missed so much as a word, I would stop her, and say that's not right, then repeat the page from memory.   The book helped me to understand the concept of unconditional love.  This is the same kind of Love Jesus presents us each day.  He loves each of us with his entire being.  He loves us without requiring reciprocation, and like the tree he was willing to sacrifice his all to show us that love.   When I sketch this drawing I was reminded of the many times the tree shook with joy.  My prayer today is that I would not just take from Jesus, I pray that I would learn from his example of unconditional love and seek to love others as Jesus loves me.  

Colossians 2:6-7

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
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