Thursday, March 12, 2009


A little boy found a nickel on the street one day and went to the store to see what he could buy. When he got to the store he asked the cashier what he could buy with his nickel. The cashier smiled as she told him that he could get a whole handful of candy for just five cents. The little boy looked at the cashier with a big smile on his face as he ran out of the store. A few moments later the little boy ran back in the store pulling an older man behind him which she assumed was his father. The cashier watched as the little boy approached her and explained to the older man that his nickel would buy a whole handful of candy. “I’m back for that handful of candy, Ma’am!” The little boy stated when he stood in front of her. She pulled the jar of candy down from the shelf and watched as the older man reached his hands into the jar of candy. She looked at the little boy with a questioning look on her face, so he explained: “Daddy’s handfuls are bigger than mine.”

You see, that’s just how it is with our Heavenly Father. The Bible says: “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” He longs to give us everything He has to offer. We think that we know what’s best for ourselves, but the Bible says that the heart is evil and desperately wicked. Our hearts can deceive us. God wants to give us things far beyond our wildest imaginations! He wants to pour out His blessings upon us. Why choose what you could give yourself – “your little handfuls” – when God is willing to reach in and give us all He has in store for us? Daddy’s handfuls are always bigger!

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