With four young children there is always a mouth with a missing tooth in my house. It reminds me of when I was a kid, writing notes to the Tooth Fairy. For me, a quarter for a tooth just wasn’t enough, so I was leaving notes asking for bigger bills to buy large Star Wars toy sets, G.I.Joe toy sets, bikes… you name it. Honestly, what was the Tooth Fairy thinking leaving a quarter?! Yet, with every tooth I received the same yield, a single quarter under my pillow. It’s like the Tooth Fairy couldn’t read, or was too busy for my notes. My belief in the Tooth Fairy let me down because she has no power. Actually, faith or belief (whichever word you’d prefer to use) has no power, either. There is only one source of power that truly has the ability to help us, and it’s vitally important we know the truth, rather than a fairytale, so that we can get connected with it.
I couldn’t believe how quickly he did it! Within two weeks, my friend totally renovated his basement from just bare, concrete walls to fully functional family room. He’s got a talent that I was completely lacking! But, I’m not completely lacking it anymore because my friend has become my example – he’s volunteering to show me how to frame, run the electrical, drywall, and everything else I need to do. I’m learning by example, and it’s a lot of fun. Similarly, there’s a man named Abraham in the Old Testament that had a talent that I completely lacked. His talent was so great that God chose to reward him. But, there’s no reason for anyone to be completely lacking in his talent. Everyone can follow Abraham’s example and receive the same reward.