It is this time of year again where we give gifts one to another, and that’s a good thing as long as we don’t lose the meaning of what Christmas is supposed to be about.
I saw this plaque at a friend’s house: “You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving”
As I read this saying, the words from John 3:16 came to mind:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
He gave us everything! He gave His Son, He gave His life, He gives to us eternal life, He gives us a place in heaven, He gives us Blessings too many to name, He gives us our Daily Bread, He gives us His Word, He gives us a church , He gives us our family , He gives us wisdom to make good decisions, He gives us grace for the day………
In my concordance I found over 4 pages of “give”, “gives” and “giving” and most of them have to do with God giving to us!
When the wise men came to visit Jesus, they gave gifts to Jesus, not to each other. So, what can we give to the Lord?
The very least we can give Him is our Thanks!
“O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good.” Psalm 118:1
We can give praise to His name!
PRAISE ye the LORD. Praise, O praise ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. Psalm 113:1
We can give honor and glory to His name!
Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. Psalm 105:3
We can sing Praise to Him!
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. Psalm 105:2
We can give Him our bodies! We can give Him our service!
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1
We can give Him our heart!
My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. Proverbs 23:26
What will we give Him this Christmas?
How about when we meet Him one day?
One thing is for sure – we will give an account of our lives. May it be said that we were good and faithful servants.
These are some thoughts I had about this giving time that I wanted to share with you:)
May it be a Blessing to you!
Your sister, Heidi