I read this post Mandy shared with her readers yesterday and I almost had tears in my eyes.

P.S: If you haven’t followed that awesome lady, please do so already! Her words are always like a soothing balm.

Sometimes we’ve been in situations where we would ask ourselves why would God want us to leave something when there’s nothing else in sight for us. Be it relationship, or career or something very precious to us. Something similar happened with my blog thing which my Dad happened to spend some money on as his gift to me (because He knew how much I loved writing and so I was hurt when everything happened that way)

But I’m really grateful to God that He’d been teaching me not to hang on too much to certain things and the blog was one of them.

We ask ourselves secretly if God enjoys taking precious things away from us…, reading this story re-affirmed something in me. That God is love, and everything He does for us, is for us. For our own good. Never has he been selfish, never would he do something outside His nature which is Love(1Cor13)

P.S: The way God just keeps looking out for me even when the devil or things just want me to feel bad about myself or certain things, I just can’t love Him enough but He sees how huge my heart is for Him. Even days when I don’t feel like my best, He still loves me. I’m sure He does the same for you too. So smile, because Jesus loves you.

I hope you read and be blessed.

 

“The cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box.

‘Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please!’

Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl’s upturned face.

‘A dollar ninety-five. That’s almost two dollars. If you really want them, I’ll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself.’…

At last she had enough money to buy the necklace. Jenny loved her pearls. They made her feel dressed up and grown up. She wore them everywhere–Sunday school, kindergarten, even to bed…

Jenny had a very loving daddy and every night when she was ready for bed, he would stop whatever he was doing and come upstairs to read her a story. One night when he finished the story, he asked Jenny, ‘Do you love me?’

‘Oh yes, Daddy. You know that I love you.’

‘Then give me your pearls.’

‘Oh, Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have Princess–the white horse from my collection. The one with the pink tail. Remember, Daddy? The one you gave me. She’s my favorite.’

‘That’s okay, Honey. Daddy loves you. Good night.’ And he brushed her cheek with a kiss.

About a week later, after the story time, Jenny’s daddy asked again, ‘Do you love me?’

‘Daddy, you know I love you.’

‘Then give me your pearls.’

‘Oh Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have my babydoll. The brand new one I got for my birthday. She is so beautiful and you can have the yellow blanket that matches her sleeper.’

‘That’s okay. Sleep well. God bless you, little one. Daddy loves you.’ And as always, he brushed her cheek with a gentle kiss.

A few nights later when her daddy came in, Jenny was sitting on her bed with her legs crossed Indian-style. As he came close, he noticed her chin was trembling and one silent tear rolled down her cheek.

‘What is it, Jenny? What’s the matter?’

Jenny didn’t say anything but lifted her little hand up to her daddy. And when she opened it, there was her little pearl necklace. With a little quiver,she finally said,

‘Here, Daddy. It’s for you.’

With tears gathering in his own eyes, Jenny’s kind daddy reached out with one hand to take the dime-store necklace, and with the other hand he reached into his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet case with a strand of genuine pearls and gave them to Jenny.

He had them all the time. He was just waiting for her to give up the dime-store stuff so he could give her genuine treasure.”

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