Jelly Bean Story

Wisdom from Christian Fellowship Church - CFCThere was once a little boy who was visiting his grandfather.  There was a HUGE jar of brightly colored jelly beans on the counter. The little boy asked if he could have some.  The boys grandfather said “YES you may.”  He told his grandson to take whatever amount he wanted from the jar.  The little boy said, “NO, please give them to me grandpa.”  The grandfather was curious and asked his grandson why he wanted him to get them for him.  The little boy replied “because YOUR hands are bigger than mine.”  What a wise young man. He realized that the hands of his loving grandfather were bigger than his own hands.

This simple little story contains a powerful spiritual lesson.  When we “take” for ourselves we always wind up with much less in the end.  It is always best to allow God to provide the blessings we need by his own hand.  HIS hands are bigger than ours.  God, who is our father, knows how to give the sweetest blessings at just the right time.  He will not withhold any good thing that we need or desire.  We should never try to “take” anything from God but instead joyfully “receive” our blessings from him.  God loves to bless His own children.  He is not a “deadbeat” dad but an amazing father who delights to bless His children.

Psalm 84:11

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

By: Pam Bonner-Kacys

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