life as a gift

Gratitude_oceanThe whole point in the Abraham saga lies in God’s effort to restore human beings to a right vision of life and a right relationship to it. Only when life is seen as a gift and received with the open hands of gratitude is it the joy God meant for it to be. And these were the truths God was seeking to emphasize as God waited so long to send Isaac and then asked for him back. Did Abraham realize that all was gift, and not something to be earned or to be possessed; but received, participated in, held freely in gratefulness?

John R Claypool
Tracks of a Fellow Struggler


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Life as Gift. That is the most helpful perspective John Claypool found after the death of his 8 year old daughter. How does viewing life as gift given totally from love change your perception of tragedy?