We have a bowl of peanut M&Ms in the house. Just to grab. And reward our kiddos when they’re good, or even just because.

I tossed Luik one today. He smiled. Then I tossed him a second. He was ecstatic.

But it was a test. I wanted to see if he’d share one with his older sister upstairs. I ran up a few seconds after him only to find he’d stuffed both in his own mouth. No loss; I expected him to do that much. But there was the off chance he had thought of more than just himself. Next time.

The main reason we don’t give more often than we do? We’re only thinking about the 2 peanut M&Ms in our hand, rather than the whole bowl our Dad owns. ch:

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20 Comments

Leah Stockholm · 7 Jul ’11 at 5:56 pm

Wow! Such a great truth =)

    Christopher Hopper · 7 Jul ’11 at 9:04 pm

    I love when God uses little things to make great statements to us.

Your boi · 7 Jul ’11 at 6:12 pm

So good!!

Jason Clement · 7 Jul ’11 at 6:27 pm

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! YOU KILL ME!!! So simple… so awesome!

Brian · 7 Jul ’11 at 8:05 pm

That my friend is a beautiful analogy.

Beth Walrath · 7 Jul ’11 at 8:14 pm

Good word! It’s amazing how we take for granted what is given to us & at times we get selfish & think it’s not enough. Yet, if only we would focus on the bowl he has for us we could see that He has plenty, so we can share. Especially His love, the more of it we give away the more Love we receive. 🙂

    Christopher Hopper · 7 Jul ’11 at 9:06 pm

    Good word, Beth. That’s just the kind of thinking we need to walk in daily, eh?

Nathan R. · 7 Jul ’11 at 9:18 pm

I think our Father knows that we can’t handle the whole bowl either. He gives the right amount or we might get sick.

mooney · 7 Jul ’11 at 9:24 pm

very cool, I’d of given her the peanuts from the M&Ms!

Regina · 7 Jul ’11 at 10:36 pm

Just found this, is amazing how He reveals his greatest truths to us in a way that we all can understand.It is amazing how He waits for us to find out what He has for us at the right time.Keep screaming how great He is people are listening.

    Christopher Hopper · 8 Jul ’11 at 11:20 am

    Thanks Regina! You’re a tremendous encourager. Yes, let’s be His children!

wayne thomas batson · 8 Jul ’11 at 10:39 am

Selfishness is the bane of every Christian. Sick thing is, we clutch and grab and guard our own stuff–and it’s really robbing ourselves of life. I suspect that’s why Jesus said, “Those who lose their life will gain it, but those who try to save their life will lose it.” (Bat paraphrase) I’m reading a book right now on this very subject: Max Lucado’s “It’s Not About Me.” DUDE, every Christian needs to read this. Wow. Convicting and freeing.

    Christopher Hopper · 8 Jul ’11 at 11:20 am

    That book sounds awesome! And great application of that scripture. Good stuff, broski.

whisper · 13 Jul ’11 at 10:28 am

That last paragraph is actually a startlingly profound truth. O.O

Just goes to show you that peanut M&Ms have divine properties… love those things…
-whisper

    Christopher Hopper · 13 Jul ’11 at 10:34 am

    Indeed Whisper…that they do. (And thanks for the kind word).

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