This morning Haley and Darcy were writing a little note to stick in their stockings about what they wanted to give to God for Christmas this year (Annie’s idea). Darcy said she wanted to give Him a Bible. Haley’s note was a bit more insightful. “I want to give you my love, …which means that I need to obey you,” was Haley’s response; a simple rehearsal of the words of Jesus, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” I do not know that she had Jesu’s words in mind when she made the declaration; it is highly unlikely. Instead, in a child-like straight-forward way, she understood that to claim love for God without obedience is no claim at all.
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