This story is dedicated to all the loving Daily Lilies
On one Christmas season in a small village the people were getting ready to
present their presents before the king. Presents had been sought from the four
corners of the earth. Nothing could be spared for such a royal occasion. The
King was the finest King that had ever rules. He had a heart for the people.
The presents were lavishly decorated. The colors were of a kingly nature –
reds, golds and purples trimmed in gold and silver.
In the village lived a small child. A child who had such an intense love
for the King that each day she would go out and care for the subjects of His
land. She would convince the people to serves the King and to sing His praises.
She would reach out and touch others with His words of encouragement in their
dark and dismal lives. She brought hope to the people. Not her hope but the
hope of the King himself.
She would spend hours talking to the King. She just knew He heard her even
if she couldn’t see him, because He always answwered her. Her love for Him
grew and grew. When it came time to present gifts to the King, she thought
long and hard about a gift. “What do I have to give to such a loving King?’
She was suddenly struck with just the right present. She wrapped it up in
paper she had hand decorated herself. The paper didn’t look to kingly. The
ribbon was tattered and torn. She leaned back and smiled at her handiwork.
Christmas finally came. The King opened one by one until finally the
little girl’s gift was the only one left. She was so excited. The King
unwrapped the paper and noticed how the little girl had taken the time to hand
color hearts all over the paper. He noticed how she had made a ribbon out of
her Christmas dress. The King’s eyes watered up as he opened the small gift.
He opened it carefully and peered into the box. On the inside of the box was a
tiny handmade heart made out of construction paper. It was trimmed with paper
lace. In the middle of the heart was a picture of herself On the back was
written: “Oh King, I have nothing to give but my loyalty and love to you. I
love you and I will serve you all the days of my life for you have saved me.
Your humble servant.