Thursday, May 6, 2010

Loving the Gift-giver

"The best things in life are gifts from the One who steadfastly loves us. But an important question to ask ourselves is this: Are we in love with God or just His stuff? Imagine how awful it would feel to have your child say to you, 'I don't really love you or want your love, but I would like my allowance please.' Conversely, what a beautiful gift it is to have the one you love look you in the eye and say, 'I love you. Not your beauty, your money, your family, or your car. Just you.' Can you say that to God? Our love for Him always comes out of His love for us. Do you love this God who is everything, or do you just love everything He gives you?"
- Francis Chan

Source: Chan, Francis. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God. Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2008. Print. 60-61.

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