How many of you have ever had a case of the “Gimmes?” I have…when I was a little girl I wanted a Shirley Temple doll. I know you all don’t know who that is…but she was a big deal actress when I was a child. It was getting close to Christmas….and I wanted this doll. I remember sitting on Santa’s lap…and when he asked me, “what do you want for Christmas?”….I remember saying, “Gimme a Shirley Temple doll”…..and then seeing my mom’s scowling face….I added…please. That was all I wanted…no more…..no less. About a month before Christmas….my mom made me clean out my toys and donate them to the Salvation Army. I had to give away 10 things. I thought that was crazy…..I was only asking for one doll….but I did as she said….all though the time leading up to Christmas when we went to the store….my mom all I could say was :Gimme this…or Gimme that….and my mom would tell me…it was too close to Christmas. Now I am older….now Christmas is more fun for me to give to others. I don’t need anything…God takes care of me….he takes care of you all too. So…today I want you to listen to the story I am going to tell the church about a rich young ruler…who had it all…..but he had nothing!
To Joey, With Love....WINNER!
10 months ago