I was made to be wide-eyed all the days of my life.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

Over the past few days I've been reading through Sally Lloyd-Jones' newest work, Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing.
It's a children's book- a devotional of sorts- with simple stories and whirling words and truths about Christ that will make your heart...sing.

Today I read a page and a story about a girl and a slave and a friendship and should very much like to share it with you.
 Go purchase the book for the child in your life and then another one for the child in yourself.


"Freed!" By Sally Lloyd-Jones

"There is a story from the American Civil War of a Northerner who bought a young slave girl at a slave auction. As they left the auction, the man turned to the girl and said, "You're free!"

 She turned to him in amazement. "You mean, I'm free to do whatever I want?"

 "Yes," he said.

 "And to say whatever I want to say?"

 "Yes, anything."

 "And to be whatever I want to be?"


 "And even go wherever I want to go?"

 "Yes!" He laughed. "You're free to go wherever you'd like!"

 She looked at him intently and replied, "Then I will go with You."

Madison  Arboretum
[Jesus said] "I no longer call you slaves...Now I you are my friends." John 15:15(NLT)

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