Read Luke 8-9
So...the one present that I always wanted to open on a Christmas morning was the one that I never received. I always wanted a telescope. I wanted a really nice one as well. I have always found the night sky to be absolutely stunning and spellbinding, so naturally I always wanted a closer look as well. Do you know why I never received a telescope (minus the fact that my parents knew we lived in a place where light distortion was prevalent)? They are crazy expensive for nice ones.
Read Luke 9:57-61.
Did you know its costly to follow Jesus? Really costly! Take a look at these verses, and then ask yourself what you are willing to give up.