Oh my goodness! Am I the only one who goes to the clothing store and gets all the sizes wrong? Please tell me I am not. ;P
Well, I went to the store the other day, and I did a little shopping spree 😉 I found some really good deals on sweaters, and I got one for everyone. Even my little puppy almost got one, but they did not have his size ( That is about the only size I got right! haha).
So, I got one for my Mom and Dad and eagerly brought it home for them. I don’t know about you, but when my siblings and I were little–little of age, not height ;)–we were taught to work for what we wanted. We never asked or whined for money from my parents. So it was a very great accomplishment to whip out like 2 dollars and bring home a box of cereal bars. Made me feel like an adult and like I was contributing. I suppose that you can say that I still have a little of that in me; that feeling of satisfaction of contributing to the household in any way I can, and boy do I love giving gifts.
Yeah, so the sweaters I got them were way too big. Here I was thinking that they just would not wear them because c’mon, who would want to wear a baggy sack of potatoes? Well, that was a Sunday, and on Sabbath we went to church and was I surprised to see my parents both wear the sweaters I bought them! I really thought they would just probably wear them around the house per say, but no. Here they are walking to church all looking proud.
Dad to my Mom: I really like this sweater. Pretty warm and not heavy at all.
Guys, I don’t know what I felt. It just made me so warm and happy to see them like my gift even though I screwed up on the sizes. They were just so proud to wear what I gave them.
And I think it is the same with God. You do not have to pretend or be perfect in order for Him to accept you. He accepts you just the way you are, and then He is just so proud to walk with you and tell the whole wide world that you are His son/daughter.
Isn’t that amazing?!