This Iraqi kid loves Messi

messi bag jerseyToo poor to buy the real thing, this Iraqi boy turned a plastic bag into the jersey of his favorite soccer player, Leo Messi from FC Barcelona. How do you show your love for God?

Thanks to the internet, Messi saw it and is going to send him a real jersey. This will probably thrill him for 110 years.

The Bible says that Jesus was so impressed by the Roman centurion’s faith that He granted the miracle. Lesson: You can impress God (though we should distinguish: you can’t “earn” his favor — ok, it’s confusing, but the two truths work together in tension much like a guitar string is tightened across two frets). How do you show your love for God?

8 responses to “This Iraqi kid loves Messi

  1. This brought tears to my eyes. Wow, where there is a will there’s a way!

    Imagine what he did to visualize of actually wearing a real jersey. I’m super happy that Messi, the best soccer player on earth, actually saw it and is sending him one!

    What a great lesson 🙂

  2. Great analogy about giving Jesus our best. Sometimes we don’t think it is much, but given with the right attitude, loaves and fishes get the Lord’s attention. Wally Fry just sent this:

  3. When we give our best for God, it is important to have the right attitude. We shouldn’t do things expecting something physical in return. Instead we ought to do it out of gratitude for what God has given to us in return. At the same time, we must be willing to do our best for God appreciates a cheerful giver. This is a wonderful story.

  4. This made me think about the kids when I was in Iraq.

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