(lupine in Wyoming)
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." (Jim Elliot)
What am I giving up today? What are you giving up? Is it what we think of usually--money, time, maybe the thrill of an in-and-out relationship or the prestige of a well-paying future (or current) career? Or is it something more common--
pride of thinking you're better than another
choice to go where you know God hasn't calledold hurts
refusal to accept God's grace and forgiveness as meant for you
fill in the blank
Yet, what are we gaining?
These things we hold onto, they will disappear.
What He offers, just for the taking, it stays forever.
Only a fool says no to that.