Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Gift Of Duct Tape

So, here's the deal.

Over the holidays, one of my relatives gave several of us guys a roll of duct tape as a present.  Needless to say, we all had a good time with it.  The ideas were flowing all over the room about how we could use it.

Here we are a few weeks later, and I'm still thinking about the many wonderful things we can do with duct tape.

For instance...

It can help with child care.  At least we know the little one will stay put!  I don't know why I didn't think about that when I was put in charge of some kids years ago.

It can help with stacking luggage.  When the car is just too full for another suit case, there is now another option.  This would be helpful to remember for the next family vacation.

It can help with airline repair.  If duct tape can truly fix anything, why not use it before soaring several hundred miles per hour at thirty thousand feet?  Makes sense to me.

Ok, maybe I'm getting a little carried away.

But we all had fun with the duct tape gift.  It led to some great conversation and laughs.  And, in fairness, I should add that this relative also gave all us guys a little red envelope with money in it too.  So that made everything more than alright!

We all have been there.  We've given gifts, and we've received gifts.  Some of these gifts are a hit, and some are ... well ... a miss.  But it's fun regardless!

God, on the other hand, always knows exactly what to do when it comes to giving gifts.  He hits it out the park every time.  Whatever we receive from Him is top notch and perfect.

In James 1:17 we read, "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the Heavenly lights."  Isn't that true?  When God dishes out gifts such as grace, forgiveness, love, peace, joy, hope, and strength, just to name a few, we're blessed beyond measure.  And we know we can never thank Him enough.

You know, folks, the best things in life come from God.  They really do!  And if you want to receive the best gifts known to man, just look to Him.  He will open the windows of Heaven and pour His blessings on you.  When this happens, you will never be the same.

Duct tape is pretty good!  There's no denying that.  Every house needs a roll or two.

But, man oh man, nothing beats the gifts that come from God.  They're simply the best.  And they last for all of eternity.

That's just one more reason why we say, "God is good!"

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