Basket Lessons Part 2
Updated: Nov 12, 2019
Last week I shared on contentment and the attitude of gratitude. At first glance the basket seemed pretty useless to me. However as I looked on each item, I thought of the blessing they could be to someone else and the spiritual lessons I could learn. The soft toys, the spider-man robe and the Lion King tam would be great Christmas gifts for my grandson. I began to reflect on the warmth of God's love and His 'Robe of Righteousness' that covers us from sin. I also thought about the protection of the helmet of salvation in the armour of God. I gave the beautiful basket itself to my mother-in-law for the display of smaller gift packages in her beauty consulting business. In the final verses of his letter to the Philippians, Paul talks about the blessing we receive from giving to others: "...You sent aid once and again for my necessities. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account" vs.16,17. Paul describes their gift to him as 'a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable offering, well pleasing to God' vs 18, then he declares God's precious promise "And my God shall supply all your needs, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Our giving to others rises up to God, just like our praises/prayers and His blessings come down to us. The basket was not about me, we are blessed to be a blessing!!