Twice His

ISAIAH 43:1-- But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel:  “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.”

I like to visit a certain shop with model sailboats, and while there I recall the story of a Dutch boy who spent months crafting a functional toy sailboat. He would take the little vessel to the canals and launch it, then fish it out with a stick.

One day a wind carried the model out to sea. The boy was brokenhearted. Months later, he spotted his los boat in a shop window, and he bought it back. The young lad clutched the little boat and said, “I made you and I bought you. You are twice mine!”

God created you, but when an ill wind arose, you set the sail of your heart to run before it into a sea of sin. You were lost from your Maker. But with the immense price of Jesus’ blood, God bought you back.

You are twice His!


Spiritual Heart Focus

Consider the imagery of your heart as a sail. What winds drive it? Yield your heart to the wind of the Holy Spirit. Praise God for recovering you when you were lost.

Physical Heart Focus

A wise choice today would be to eat 3 ounces of salmon (1 fat gram) rather than 3.5 ounces of hamburger (8 fat grams).