Saturday, April 23, 2011

Worth Every Penny

A little girl was out garage-sale shopping with her mother. Before they went out the mother gave her daughter one dollar to spend on whatever she wanted. At the first house of the day the little girl found a doll.

The doll was in bad shape. It had small tears, it was dirty, even broken in some areas, and had obviously been very "loved on" for a very long time. The little girl was in love with the doll though and so went to the owners and asked how much it was. "One dollar," came the reply. The girl happily paid the lady and ran over to show her mother.

"Mommy Mommy! I got this doll for a dollar!" the little girl said, obviously happy to have such a prize. The mother smiled as her daughter handed her the doll for inspection. Rather than give her daughter a lesson on the importance of bargaining or telling her daughter she could probably have gotten it for a quarter, she
took the doll, and, seeing the love her daughter had for it, said "worth every penny."

Today is Easter Sunday. It doesn't matter who "really" started the holiday, or why it was "really" placed on this day in the first place. The important thing is that this is a time where a good portion of the world considers Jesus, His life, and what Christians believe He came and did for us. God looked at us, lived a human life, died for us, and rose again. He cut Himself off from Himself, going through more torment that we could possibly imagine.

He looked at us; torn, broken, sinful, wrecked, and said, "worth every penny."