Show and Tell

cool your dad got you  a ball, a toy car, a doll, bet I could top them all! I thought sitting in my desk waiting for my turn in Mrs. Jeffers second grade class. Finally it was my turn.

“What’d you bring for show and tell Mihaela?” she had asked. I could feel my self smiling that mischievous smile I always smile like I was up to no good. My mom was standing in the door way.

“This here is my sister!” I said dragging her in the doorway displaying her in front of the classroom. Jenny, my sister, who was shy ran out the door. So I dragged her back in. I was so proud of having a sister. My parents went to Guatemala and had adopted her. My classmates gifts couldn’t top the gift I had to show them. Even if  Johnny got ten thousand trucks and Suzie got a million dolls no one was ever feeling what I had felt that day, proud. I’m twenty-one now and I can still say giving me a sister is the best gift my parents have ever given me, and now I have five!

Family is amazing! And I thank God for them every time I think of them. But no one not even my parents could give me or us what God has given us.

Ephesians 2:4-8

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast

By: Mihaela Chamberlain


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22 thoughts on “Show and Tell

  1. I love this. I had a hard time growing up with this, but as I get older I realize it’s not so much about the material things but His love for us!


  2. That WAS a top-it-all gift! And oh, who can deny the great gift of God’s Son? I’ve seen newborn pictures of a baby wrapped in ribbon and tied in a bow. Reminds me of the gift of Jesus and through Him salvation.


  3. I’m so grateful to God that we don’t have to earn our salvation. Rather than work to earn our own way, Jesus gave us the ultimate gift in paying our way for us. Glory be to God. 🙂

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  4. God is definitely the best gift giver and so enjoys in blessing us with wonderful gifts either in this life or the next. He definitely blessed you with some wonderful siblings.


  5. I felt the magnitude of God’s love for me when I lost all my material stuff and had to start from scratch from a shelter with my baby boy. Looking back I’m so grateful for not being so attached to things anymore. Family, true friends are what matters to me now because next to God they were there through thick and thin.


  6. How lovely! I think it’s an awesome idea and it’s really sweet too. I’m sure your parents felt proud as well. God gives the best gifts, indeed.


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