It’s the Thought That Doesn’t Count

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Let No One Look Down 1Tim. 4:12

Gold-deer-gift-wrapping

Imagine with me that you just gave your mom a present. You’re really excited, and you can’t wait for her to open it. As your mom is taking off the obnoxious wrapping paper that you picked out, you look over on the counter and see the exact same salt and pepper shaker that you just got her. A feeling of dread washes over you, and you look at your mom. She smiles and says “Don’t worry, it’s the thought that counts.”

This phrase is often used when you give someone a gift that either they already have, or they just think is horrible. I would like to suggest that when it comes to a relationship with God, the thought alone doesn’t count.

A couple of months ago, I met a man who said “I haven’t been to church in a while, but I still consider myself close to God.” Some people base…

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One thought on “It’s the Thought That Doesn’t Count

  1. Carl is growing into an excellent author. You can tell he put a lot of thought into what he writes. You can also tell that there’s a lot of good influence from Mom and Dad. Keep him going in the direction that he’s going. He’s doing a great job.

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