On the fields and courts of athletics there are also uneven exchanges. A team may GIVE all that they have but TAKE home a loss. It doesn't seem right but it happens that way.
Our spiritual journey mimics these scenarios as we find ourselves in a "gift exchange" of sorts with our Heavenly Father who says...
"I'll GIVE YOU MY PEACE IF YOU GIVE ME YOUR STRESS."
It doesn't seem right but it happens that way. He wants to TAKE our tattered baggage and, in exchange, GIVE us His amazing peace just as He promised.
HE TAKES - "Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." I Peter 5:7 NIV
HE GIVES - "I leave you peace; my peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the
world does. So don't let your hearts be troubled or afraid." John 14:23 NCV
The greatest GIVE 'n TAKE exchange of all happened on Calvary's hill where Jesus TOOK all of our sins upon Himself and in exchange He GAVE us the opportunity for eternal life if we so choose to believe in Him. And yes, it doesn't seem right but it happens that way.
Blessings...as you participate in the greatest gift exchange ever.
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