The Sailboat

There was a little boy who built a sailboat. He built the sail and had it all fixed up, tarred and painted. He took it to the lake and pushed it in hoping it would sail. Sure enough a wisp of breeze filled the little sail and it billowed and went rippling along the waves. Suddenly before the little boy knew it, the boat was out of his reach. All he could do was cry as he watched it sail away.

Some time later, the little boy was downtown walking past a second hand store when he saw his boat in the window. He immediately went in and told the store owner.  The owner of the shop said, "Actually it's my boat. I bought it from someone. If you want it, you'll have to buy it."

The kid rushed home and counted his pennies. He had just enough, so he went back and bought the little boat. As he left the store he said, "You're twice my boat. First I made you then I bought you!"

That's exactly what God did for you.  First, He created you, then He bought you on the cross.

"For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body." (1 Corinthians 6:20)

"Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: 'Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree'" (Galatians 3:13)

"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." (2 Corinthians 5:21) 



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