"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Golden Box

The story goes that some time ago a mother punished her five year old daughter for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and she became even more upset when the child used the gold paper to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.

Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her mother the next morning and then said, 'This is for you, Momma.'

The mother was embarrassed by her earlier over reaction, but her anger flared again when she opened the box and found it was empty. She spoke to her daughter in a harsh manner.... See More

'Don't you know, young lady, when you give someone a present there's supposed to be something inside the package?'

She had tears in her eyes and said, 'Oh, Momma, it's not empty! I blew kisses into it until it was full.'

The mother was crushed. She fell on her knees and put her arms around her little girl, and she begged her forgiveness for her thoughtless anger.

An accident took the life of the child only a short time later, and it is told that the mother kept that gold
box by her bed for all the years of her life.

Whenever she was discouraged or
faced difficult problems she would open the box and take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

Eeach of us, as human beings, have been given a Golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, friends and GOD! There is no more precious possession anyone could hold!

2 comments:

E @ Scottsville said...

I can't imagine a sweeter gift than a box full of kisses....

*sigh*

Beautiful story, Laura.

homeschool101 said...

Have a wonderful week Laura and a Merry Christmas. May you and your family enjoy the holidays together and be blessed. I hope your family made it safely. God Bless you my friend. :)