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The Giving Tree October 22, 2008

Filed under: Children,fun activities,my thoughts,Time with God — smlwoman @ 11:13 am

This is in my collection of children’s books. I love this book and have used it in all my teachings. I used it, after many years of owning it, in one of my sundayschool classes that I taught. The story all of a sudden became a clear picture of how Jesus loves us. He sacrificed everything for us by giving His life. But He is still there giving us even more. He listens to our needs, desires, and pleas for help. All He desires in our Christian walk is for us to be still and sit with Him. To just sit. Listen. Be still. Often we are so consumed by our own wants and lives that we tend to ask Him for help and then run off on our own courses again, often with just a quick “thanks”.

Have you ever wondered if we practice more and more of just sitting, listening, and being still before Him, how much less complicated would our lives be?

Shell Sylverstein never intended it to be a book about Jesus, it just became that illistration for me.

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2 Responses to “The Giving Tree”

  1. jose Says:

    Do the words “co-dependent relationship” ever come to mind when you read this great book?

  2. smlwoman Says:

    Not until now. Thanks. :oP


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