So I know I haven't blogged in a long time, but with school being so hectic on top of an already hectic life, any spare time that I did have, I found other things to occupy me :/
In order to write about something (same as crafting, lol) you must first have an inspiration. Today, I have just that.
This topic is near and dear to my heart for many reasons. Sadly the names of the individuals I will be referring to will remain unanimous, and we'll just make up alias names instead, just to make it interesting.
In this story, there are 3 people. I will cheat and tell you that I am one of them. As for the other 2, we will call the adult "Jeremy" and the child "Emily".
So story goes...
The other day, I was speaking about the upcoming Christmas holiday, prying my way into knowing what presents "Jeremy" had gotten for everyone, "Emily" in particular. He disclosed to me a few of the items that he had purchased for the child and then stated. "It's really more than she deserves; she should be lucky that I got her anything at all."
Obviously, there has been contention between these two individuals. The relationship was at a point of exhaustion, and both were merely burnt out on one another.
It was with Jeremy's statement that a similar scenario came to my mind.
Aren't we all just like Emily? All undeserving of what our Heavenly Father has given us.
We have all done things to the Lord that would deem us "undeserving" of any blessings or gifts that He has given us, but yet, He still willingly gave His only Son, Jesus to die for us.
I know that I myself am definitely guilty of undervaluing that precious gift but just take a few moments of your busy lives to think about that. Even if you don't have children, imagine someone very close to you, maybe a sibling, younger cousin, niece, nephew, you get the idea. Imagine giving that person up to people that did you wrong, who were disrespectful to you, who didn't appreciate you, and allowing that person to die for those "undeserving" individuals, so that they might receive the ultimate gift, eternal life.
How truly amazing our Savior is.
In the busyness of the Christmas season, lets not forget how the story ends.
We know that a baby came to earth, was born in a manger, etc., but let us not neglect to recognize that the story doesn't end there. That precious baby was sent here for a purpose... To give us the ultimate gift.
We are all "the undeserving"