Thursday, December 19, 2013

What Are You Giving Jesus For His Birthday?

Have you given any thought to what you will give Jesus this Christmas?  Since Christmas is the time we set aside to celebrate His birthday, it seems He should be at the top of our list, don't you think?

You may have given Him a gift already but are not aware of it.  Have you given to a needy family this Christmas?  Have you chosen a child's name from the Angel Tree, or given a gift to the Salvation Army or some other worthy ministry like Parkgate Pregnancy Clinic?  Have you supported a missionary this year, given to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering, taken food to someone in need, given household items to someone whose house burned or given clothes to someone in need?

Jesus tells us in Matthew 25 when we feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, clothe the poor and meet needs of the sick, we have done it for Him.  "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:40 NIV)

Jesus loves our gifts given to those in need.  He also loves our gifts of thankfulness and obedience.  Let us give Jesus our very best this Christmas.  Let us give Him our worship for He is WORTHY.

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." (1 Peter 4:10 NIV)

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