Most people like to give gifts as well as receive them. The greatest gift one can receive is God’s Gift of eternal life.
One of the biggest thrills of painting en plein air is not the artwork I produce, but the people I meet. They come from all walks of life.
I pitched my easel across from the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA. I was nearly finished with the painting and had not had any visitors. However, I saw a man standing nearby watching me. He was standing next to a shopping cart. Although I was standing in the parking lot of a grocery store, his cart did not hold groceries. Instead, it appeared to be full of old papers.
When I smiled and greeted him, he walked over and sat down. After watching for a few minutes, he said, “I have something for you.” He rummeged around in his basket for a while then pulled out a magazine and handed it to me. It was a copy of Art & Antiques. Although it was outdated, I could see that he was pleased to give it to me. I was equally pleased to receive it.
Don’t Walk Away From God’s Gift
I said, “I have something for you.” I told him about Jesus and that He was God’s gift to mankind. When I asked if he had received God’s Gift, he said he wasn’t interested, then walked away pushing his shopping cart.
Have you received God’s Gift?