By Kristine Dichoso Hubilla
When Jesus preached during His earthly ministry, He made frequent use of parables—short stories teaching a useful lesson—and people would eagerly listen. A few days ago, I was reminded of this when an interesting story came up in discussion.
“There was once a boy who loved his kite very much. One day, he was flying it outside and having a lot of fun when suddenly a strong gust of wind blew it away. The kid searched for many days, but never considered giving up or getting a replacement. Finally, he found his missing property—on sale in a store! The shopkeeper did not believe that the kite was his, and the boy went home devastated. However, he returned the next day and used all his savings to purchase the kite. He was overjoyed to have his prized possession once more.”
The boy’s deep love for his kite reminds us of God’s love for us. When we were lost, God sent His beloved son Jesus to pay the price to redeem us. Whenever we feel unloved and unappreciated in life, we should remember God’s deep and unconditional love for us.
Just like the kite’s master, God did not abandon us when we were lost in sin. He reached out and provided a way for us, through His son Jesus, to reconnect with Him. No matter how bleak the situation becomes, or how far away God seems, remember that He will not give up on you. Have faith in God’s provision for the tough times ahead.
As the apostle Paul writes, “Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrews 12:3 niv). Anchor your hopes on Jesus, who paid much to redeem us.