No Longer Embarrassed - Mondays Dose - September 12th 2011

Mondays Dose - September 12th 2011

No Longer Embarrassed

"God showed how much he loved us by sending his only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins." - John 4:9-10 (NLT). 

A young boy asked his mother if she would go with him to his
elementary school's first teacher-parent conference. To his surprise
she said she would go. This embarrassed the boy because, though his
mother was beautiful, she had a terrible scar right across one side
of her face.

This was the first time his teacher and classmates saw his mother and because of his embarrassment, he withdrew from them and tried to hide himself. However, he did overhear his teacher ask how his mother's face was scarred.

"When my son was a baby," the mother replied, "he was in a room that caught on fire. Everyone was afraid to go in because the fire was out of control, so I went in. As I was running toward his crib, I saw a beam coming down and I placed myself over him to shield him. I was knocked unconscious but fortunately, a fireman came in and saved both of us...the scar is permanent but to this day, I have never regretted doing what I did."

Hearing what his mother did for him, the boy ran towards her with
tears in his eyes. He hugged her and felt an overwhelming sense of
thanks for the sacrifice she made to save his life.

May we, too, feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the
sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us in giving his life to save us from
our sins and a lost eternity.

Prayer: Our Loving and Living Father in Heaven, once again I thank
you for all that you did for me in giving your life to save me from a
lost eternity. I offer my life as a living sacrifice to live for and
serve you. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Monday and God Bless you all.
Courtesy : Daily Dose team