A little boy carried his new boat to the river. He placed it in the water & let out the string. All at once a strong current caught the boat. He tried to pull it back to shore, but the string broke & the little boat raced downstream.
The little boy searched for the boat until night fell & he went home with a heavy heart.
A few days later he saw his boat in a store window. He spoke to the store manager:"Sir, that’s my boat in your window! I made it!"
“Sorry, son, but someone else brought it in this morning. If you want it, you’ll have to buy it for one dollar.”
The boy used all of his savings & bought his boat back. As he left the store, he hugged his boat & said,
“Now you’re twice mine. First, I made you & now I bought you.”
Jesus has two claims on the life of the Christian. First He made you, and then He bought you back.
- Richard Alan Streett (ministry127.com)
Gen 1:27 (BBE): "And God made man in his image, in the image of God he made him: male and female he made them."
1Pe 1:18-19 (WEB): "Knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers, but with precious blood, as of a faultless and pure lamb, the blood of Christ."