My little girl came up to me in the kitchen this evening, while I was fixing supper
And she handed me a piece of paper she’d been writing on.
And after wiping my hands on my apron I read it, and this is what it said.
For mowing the yard, five dollars.
For making my own bed this week, one dollar.
Going to the store, fifty cents.
Playing with little sister while you went to the store, twenty-five cents
Taking out the trash, one dollar
Getting a good report card, five dollars and for raking the yard, two dollars
Total owed, fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents.
Well, I looked at her standing there expectantly.
And a thousand memories flashed through my mind.
And so I picked up the pen, and turning the paper over,this is what I wrote.
For the nine months I’ve carried you growing inside me, no charge
For the nights I’ve sat up with you, doctored you, prayed for you, no charge.
For the toys, food and clothes
And for wiping your nose there’s no charge
When you add it all up, the full cost of my love is, no charge.
Well, when she finished reading she had great big old tears in her eyes.
And she looked up at me and said, “Mommy, I sure do love you”
Then she took the pen and in great big letters she wrote. Paid in full .
When you add it all up, the cost of real love is no charge.
My Personal Testimony:
I think about the day that Jesus went to Calvary
And gave His life as a ransom for me ,to pay a debt He did not owe.
And only because He loves me so much and wanted me to belong to Him.
He loves me more than his own life.
The very minute that He shed His blood ,my debt was paid in full
And yesterday, today and forever,
When you add it all up the full cost of HIS LOVE is NO CHARGE