Monday, October 27, 2014

Day 27: Free

Liss and I was at a yard sale last year.  It was a big yard sale in someone's garage with everything artfully laid out. The seller also had a bunch of Avon products for sale that was unmarked so a lot of people were asking prices. I was inspecting a cute set of fall vases when a lady came to the sale bringing with her a handicapped girl.  

The girl went right to the unmarked table and picked up one thing after the other asking how much?  Finally she made her way to a table that had some little knick-knacks. When asked the price the kind and patient seller said, "Oh those things are free.  I didn't know what to charge so I decided I would give them away."

"Free?" the girl questioned loudly.

"Yes, free.  Take what you want."

The girl excitedly spread her arms wide, her face to the heavens and shouted "Freeeeeeeeeeeeeee." She did it a couple more times and then said to the lady who had brought her to the sale, "She said I could have anything off this table I wanted. It's freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee."

Liss and I looked at each other, I quietly set my vase down, and in one mind and one accord, we quickly walked to our car, jumped in and sped off, laughing uproariously once we were safely inside.

Anytime we want a chuckle, we just say "freeeeeee," to each other.

The last time I thought about this, I felt the Lord say quietly in my spirit.  "You should be excited about the things you've been given freely like she was over yard sale treasures."

So, true.  Think about it, why don't we yell "Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee," when we have been forgiven? When we are given eternal life, shouldn't we get excited and let everyone know? When we realize we don't have to carry the burden of our sin any longer, shouldn't we shout it to the rooftops?

John 8:36English Standard Version (ESV)So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

This post is Day 27 of a series entitled 31 Days of Life on the Journey where I share about my journey as a believer, wife, mom and grandmother.  I invite you to return each day to find the newest link here. Myquillin at The Nester is the creator of the 31 Day Challenge.  I'm linking this post to the category, "Faith and Inspiration." You can also visit Kate's blog, "Heading Home" to read the posts of all the other participants of the 31 day challenge who are writing on her daily prompts for 5 minutes. Today's prompt is "free."

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Melanie Cook said...

What a sweet story! I'm glad that God's love and forgiveness is "freeeeeee!". Have a blessed day.

Susanne said...

Oh I loved this.