Today a neighbor stopped by. She doesn't have kids and is a self proclaimed "mother hen" type. In her hands were 6 really big muffins! What a treat. I actually was craving a muffin.
I gobbled one down, because today is Saturday and I always start my diet on Monday, leaving Tuesday through Sunday to gorge. Which translates to, I really only diet on Monday. (good intentions though, I may make it through Tuesday one day.)
Anyway, there are seven in my family but considering Serenity doesn't eat muffins that leaves one for each of us. Nettie was the first to ask for one. They really were gigantic and my first inclination was to say no. but then I felt God say, let them have it, all of it is free just like me.
Here's the rest of it.
God has given Jesus as our free gift. We don't have to be stingy about him, we don't have to worry if he is going to waste. There is a huge portion for each one of us, more than we can use or have but that doesn't stop him from giving us exceedingly above and beyond, therefore we can give exceedingly above and beyond. Take, Take and Take again He the son of God is a free gift. Give, Give and Give again there is more than enough to go around. He doesn't alot little tiny portions. So sitting and watching Nettie with this great big muffin I didn't worry if she would waste it. In fact she treasured it. She nibbled as much as she could off the top and then carried it around trying to find someplace safe to keep it for later. There is more than enough to go around.