What exactly does this mean, you may ask.
Are we giving away free stuff?
Well, that's a great idea, but no. Not today anyway.
Free? What's free about it then?
Nothing in life is free anymore!
Oh, quit yer moaning. Yes, I can hear you.
So tell me, what IS free?
I'll start with my list, you send yours in, and we'll just be amazed at what we've come up with.
Air. Air is free. Technically, we don't pay for it. Some of us get a better deal than others.
I wouldn't want to be sucking air in New York City for example.
And right now, some of that Cailfornia air is pretty nasty - we need to remember those folks in our prayers.
Aha! Prayer - prayer is free.
You can come before the Father any time, any day of the week, any second. And you can open your mouth and pray. You can even pray in your head, and nobody knows. You can pray for Joe Schmuck while he's standing right in front of you bad mouthing you and he won't even know it! How cool is that?
It's awesome. Did you know you can tell God anything? It's so much better than trying to talk to your husband, or your mom or your dog. Sure, they might listen, give the occassional nod between snores, but come on, who wants to blabber on to mere mortals and animals when we've got the Creator of the Universe leaning in, just waiting for us to speak to Him.
The beauty of the earth. That's free. What a gift!
I'm sensing a theme here...
Yes, God has given us a wonderful place to live. Yeah, we're ruining it, but that's another post.
Get out there and spend some time admiring your gift this weekend. Go play in the ocean, walk in the woods or do what you do in whatever part of the world you are that gets you close to nature.
Get out there and give thanks to God while you're at it.
Gifts. Gifts are free. They're given to us for a variety of reasons, but hopefully all the gifts you've ever received have been given to you by people that love you.
God gave us the ultimate gift, didn't He?
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son..." Yes, we all know the verse.
But think about it.
His only Son. To die.
For you. For me.
So that we might not perish but have eternal life.
I don't know about you, but that's the best gift I've ever been given.
It came at great cost to the Giver, but it is free for all to accept. Any time. Any place.
If you don't know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please contact one of us and we'll gladly share our gift with you.
Have a wonderful weekend in Him!