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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Years Worth of Wages

It is most definitely a time for giving thanks. Today my mind has been drawn back in time to someone who truly gave...


I can almost see it -- 

The soft sunlight filtering in through the small window. The distant sounds of laughter and conversation floating through the calm air. The fragrant smell of a bountiful feast... Yet today these go unnoticed, unheeded. 

One thing fills her mind consuming every thought. His love. His tender love.... 

There is a surge of emotion. Suddenly she is compelled, driven to give in return yet all she possesses seems of no value... And then she remembers... 

Through the blurred vision of eyes bursting with tears she searches for the bottle of ointment, then grasping it in her trembling hand she hurries from the room.

No second thought distracts her from her purpose. No word or look can quench the spring that has now burst from her heart. There is no thought of herself as she rushes to the feet of her life-giver. 

Tears, perfume, and the soft brush of hair mingled with the tears of incomprehensible gratitude and love....

And a years worth of wages later we hear the scornful words of someone who couldn't understand...

His love... His tender love... 

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Father. 

Your love deserves more - more than I can give.

Fill me, fill me with such gratitude and love...

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"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not." 1 John 3:1

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