Monday, December 17, 2007

What do you have to give?

The Christmas season is fast approaching and what to give to the loved ones on our gift list is uppermost on most of our minds.

We want our gifts to be the best we can afford and we put much time and effort into seeking out that perfect gift .

But it is Jesus' birthday we are celebrating ... Have you considered what you are going to give Him?

Have you ever noticed how you can't outgive God and how little He needs to do something mind-boggling in return?

He took nothing and created the world.

He took five loaves and two fishes and fed a multitude with 12 baskets left over.

He took a nameless widow’s few drops of oil and a little flour and fed her and her son for the duration of the famine !

He took Rahab’s willingness to help two foreign strangers and saved her and her family and made her an ancestor of Jesus.

He took a little shepherd boy’s sling and five little stones and killed a giant and raised up the shepherd boy to be the most beloved King of Israel.

He took Tabitha’s gift of sewing and raised her up from the dead…and put her in the pages of scripture.

He took Ruth’s willingness to leave home and country and put her into a prosperous, secure place, with husband , son and happiness.

Enoch gave God his whole heart , and God took him to heaven bypassing death !

A poor woman dropped two tiny coins into the temple box and Jesus declared it to be the greatest gift anyone gave.

He took a little boy’s willingness to hear His voice in the middle of the night and made him a great prophet.

He took a little servant girl’s tender heart and healed mighty Naaman.

God took what was in Moses’s hand, a rod, and used it to destroy the might Eyptians.

“What is that in your hand?” (Ex. 4:2)

Be it ever so small, be it ever so humble, if you give it to God He can do mighty things with it.

God can do little with a man’s ‘much’ , but He can do much with a man’s little!!

It matters not how small your gift is , it matters how big your God is.


Lovella ♥ said...

Oh Julie, I'm thinking about this today as I wrap up the gifts for those we love. I so want those gifts to be just right.
Knowing how intimately Jesus knows my heart . .I just want it to be obedient and soft . .that is what I'd love to give Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Julie for these wise words. You have no idea how this touched me today. God has been speaking to me and my husband through Exodus 4:1-5, and here you gave us another lesson from that passage! Blessings, Elsie

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

A wonderful reminder of His beautiful gift to us. And it also brings to my mind the entire chapter of Romans 12.

Anonymous said...

Just passing by - thoought I'd say hi. About to board the plane in 30 mins or soon. See you very soon!

P.S i did a short blog post.

Monkey Giggles said...

It has been wonderful getting to know over this past year. Your words have encouraged and touched my heart. May you and your family have a Merry Christmas.