|A Simple Offering|
We gaped while he cajoled, clicked, and jerked as a young female goat stubbornly followed him down the middle of the crowd to the front. Small beads of sweat gleamed on his brow as he reached his destination, turning and smiling brilliantly.
We judge the value of others’ offerings and estimate their worth to God. We deem some gifts to be better than others. And sometimes we have to drag our offerings kicking to the altar, standing guard to make sure they don’t run off.
|School Savings Account|
The stubborn goat became a school savings account, as it were. I was very satisfied with the way that Christmas offering turned out.
He took her gift of love and loved her back with a love so big she began to walk in joy instead of sadness, confidence instead of fear.
Regardless of the value of the gift, it is not the object that draws us near to Him. It’s the bringing.
- The Drummer boy in the famous Christmas carol had only a song to offer.
- The widow had only a mite.
- King David had shame and repentance.
- Thomas had doubt.
- All received more than they gave.
What offering will you bring to God this Christmas?