Monday, December 17, 2007

What will you give him?

“…On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh… ” Matthew 2:11 NIV 1984 [italics and emphasis mine]

Giving can be both an act of worship and expression of Love. The late Ed. L. Cole [also hailed as father of men’s ministry] once said “you can give without loving, but you can not love without giving”. When we love, we give; and generally we can tell how much you love by how much you are willing to give from your possessions. We know how much God loves us by how much He GAVE for us, “...for God SO LOVED the world that HE GAVE his one and only son…” [John 3:16, NIV italics and emphasis mine]. Jesus himself said “…greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life ffor his friends.” [John 15:13 NIV, italics mine] He was saying you know how much I love you by how much I have given you-my precious life.

It is good as Christian that we have given God our lives, and that it is no longer us that live but Christ in us; but we need to go a step further, we need to GIVE our possession to Him for His Kingdom to be extended on earth. What will you give God-Jesus this Christmas, simply as an expression of love and adoration for him?

copyright ©2007 Light to my path † † † by TJM Kyara

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