A little boy carried his new boat to the river. He placed it in the water and let out the string. All at once a strong current caught the boat. He tried to pull it back to shore, but the string broke and the little boat raced downstream.
The little boy searched for the boat until night fell and he went home with a heavy heart. A few days later he saw his boat in a store window. He spoke to the store manager: ”Sir, that’s my boat in your window! I made it!”
“Sorry, son, but someone else brought it in this morning. If you want it, you’ll have to buy it for one dollar.” The boy used all of his savings and bought his boat back. As he left the store, he hugged his boat and said, “Now you’re twice mine. First, I made you and now I bought you.”
Jesus has two claims on the life of the Christian. First He made you, then He bought you back.