A young couple had just taken home their firstborn child. The dad, named Jeff, had taken a few days off work to help around the house. One afternoon the wife walked by the nursery and saw him standing over the crib. There was a huge smile on his face. The window was open and a gentle breeze was blowing in. It was a picture-perfect sight. Quietly she walked over and put her arm around him. “What are you thinking,” she asked. “It’s amazing,” he said. “It’s a miracle. It a wonder that anyone can build a crib like this for $49.95.”
In this story (which is true) the dad was so caught up in the package that he was missing the true miracle inside. Sometimes we too get so caught up in the “package” of life or ministry that we overlook what really matters.
Source: Craig Jutilla in a message “Making a Difference,” 2002.