Months and months passed by, then one day Jimmy was walking past a model shop in town. He could hardly believe his eyes, for there in the centre of the window was his model boat, that he had made with his own hands. He rushed in excitedly to the shopkeeper. "That's my boat in your window, can I have it back?" "I am sorry," said the man, "But I had to buy it and so must you!" Jimmy was very sad at first, then he decided to do it! So off he went delivering parcels and gifts all over the town.
Up and down the streets, day after day he worked until finally he had earned enough wages to buy back his model boat. How happy he was! Jimmy had created it and now he had worked to buy it back. You and I are a little like Jimmy's boat. God the Creator made us all. He also paid the price for our sins when he sent Jesus to die on the cross. God made us and Jesus died for us! God can indeed say to us, "you are mine twice over!"