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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Free

"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36

Can you believe it - the first day of Spring already. It's been another beautiful day in PA, with temperatures in the low 70's. My guys and I had errands to run, and were gone for most of the day. While we were out and about, we stopped off at Rita's for free Italian ices. This only occurs on the first day of Spring. It isn't very often that you are able to get something for free. It was a real treat to have a special dessert today.

I have been thinking about things that are free. Many times we have the opportunity to be blessed by other people, but we have to be willing to accept what is given. We learned this morning that a local church has graciously offered to put a new roof on our house. They hope to have it completed by May. We were overwhelmed by their love and generosity of reaching out to us in this way.

We feel incredibly blessed and unworthy. As wonderful as it is to be receiving a new roof, which we drastically need, I can't help but think of the free gift that God has given us. He provided a way for us to live and be forgiven, through the death of Jesus on the cross for our sins. It is a gift of eternal life that He freely gives to us - all we have to do is accept it. My prayer for you is that you willing accept God's free gift.

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