Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket

I ask my oldest daughter why she’s putting all her library raffle tickets in only one prize box. Our public library gives children a raffle ticket for every 100 pages they read, and they can put a ticket in one of dozens of boxes to win prizes. You can choose weekly prizes or put a ticket in a box for a huge grand prize drawing at the end of the summer.

She puts all her tickets in for the one grand prize, a giant stuffed dog.

“Why are you putting all your tickets in that one box?” I ask her. “You realize that you have a chance to win so many other prizes if you spread them out.”

“That’s the one I want,” she says simply. “Why would I put tickets in boxes for things I don’t really want?”

“It’s just called ‘putting all your eggs in one basket’,” I explain.

She’s quiet for a minute, and then she says, “Mom, it’s the same thing we do with Jesus. All our eggs are in one basket with Him, right? Why would we try to go for anything else when we know He’s what we want?” 

Good thing I can drive to the library and be amazed at the same time. 

Don’t you just love the wisdom of children?

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