I'm glad OU put it on Tech yesterday. It will make it that much better when OSU beats them next week.
Zach is home for the holiday. Shannon will be home wednesday. What a great time to have our two youngest children back home for a bit.
Thanksgiving is here. It is the season of thankfulness, introducing the season of giving. I think that giving of gifts is right. Some have decided that the gift giving is atrocious, making a commercialization of the birth of Christ. but if you are truly grateful, then what should you do? Give. Give back. Give to others. We bless because we are blessed! therefore, thanks ... giving!
We had a pastor when we first got married, who said all the time, "You can't out-give God" Only he said caint. I loved brother Al. Any way, that may be a bit redneck, but wow, how simple and true that is. If Jesus would have been born in a castle, and laid in a golden cradle, he still would have been humiliated, compared to the Glory he gave up in order to take on humanity. And then, he gave up his life. He gave up glory and traded his life for mine. How could I ever out-give God. I gave him my kids when they were born. I gave him my business. I gave him my voice, my mind, my everything. It's weird though, because even though all I have and all that I am is his, I still have it. It's kinda like it's borrowed, and someday I may have to give it all back, but not really like that. Its more like he gave me all that I have and said, now go and share it with everyone you know. share the wealth, so to speak. Only, not like Obama. He wants to take wealth from others and share it. God wants me to take what he has given me and be a good steward with it. Wow. I think i might be a little wastefull with what he has given me.
I was just thinking, some people give from their problems. I mean, like the sacrifice of the lame lamb, or the rotted grain. It's easy to say, when your child is bad, 'Lord, I dedicate this one to you'. It's like saying 'you can have him or her'. When you can't deal with a problem such as health or finance and you say finally, It's in the hands of the Lord now. Maybe we should have put it into his hands to begin with.