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In a recent issue of Focus On The Family Magazine, Dianne Matthews remembered when she was a young girl in 1st grade the little girl behind her had brought a beautiful tiny Christmas gift to school and placed it on her desk. It was wrapped in white glossy paper and tied up with a sliver of red cellophane. "Immediately," she said "I was captivated. I had never seen anything so exquisite. Day after day, the tiny gift caught my eye, and my active imagination tried to guess what miniature treasure might be inside…

"I longed for that object with all the power a 5 year old can muster. Finally, I became convinced that it should be mine. I deserved it because I desired it. Since I rode an early bus to school, it was a simple matter to slip into the empty classroom one morning. My hands eagerly tore open the tiny present. Inside I found - nothing."

Ephesians talks of people who’ve had their conscious seered & caloused… they’ve lived so long in falsehood they don’t realize how empty their gift boxes of truth have become.

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