Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Gift: An Offering

One of my favorite parts of the birth of Christ in the Bible is where the Wise Men show up and they present Jesus with the gifts they have brought: gold, frankincense and myrrh. I bet that these gifts were not inexpensive.  We don't know how much of the gifts that these men brought.

Most of us have seen the movies where they show up and open little boxes and lay them at the feet of Mary. The Bible says that they opened their treasures.  I would like to think that there was a huge amount of it to honor this King.

This story always brings up a question in my mind: Am I truly giving enough to the service of Jesus or is there more I can do?

In all honesty, I think there is always more we can do. Afterall God gave us His only son to die in our place on the cross. I have challenged myself and the people of my church this Christmas.  As we exchange gifts, eat ham and turkey and pumpkin pie I want us to ask the following questions: What am I going to do this year to impact the kingdom?  What areas of my life can I give more of in service to the King?  Am I doing enough in His service?

I know that I can always do more what about you? Serve this year with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.  And remember to give to Him an offering of you!

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