Your Son For $2.00…….
Several years ago, a new preacher moved to Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him $2.00 too much change.
As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, “You’d better give the money back. It would be wrong to keep it.” Then he thought, “Oh, forget it…it’s only two dollars. Who would worry about this little amount. Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a gift from God’ and keep quiet.”
When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, then he handed the money to the driver and said, “Here, you gave me too much change.”
The driver with a smile replied, “Aren’t you the new preacher in town? I have been thinking lately about going to worship somewhere. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I’ll see you at church on Sunday”
When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, “Oh Dear Father…I almost sold Your Son for two dollars!”
What would we sell him for? And who are we influencing? Our children are the ones we influence the most. We probably would not sell Him out for a measly two dollars, but a lot of us have our price…a few hundred dollars maybe, a quiet evening at home when the saints are meeting, an extra hour of sleep, a few bales of hay, important company, a meeting to promote our job, a sports event (spectator or player)…or ????. The list could go on and on………………