HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;” (Romans12:7).
- Beloved, are you ministering to Christ?
- Are you doing it with your hands?
- Are you doing it with your substance and with what you have?
Is He getting the best of what is most real to you? Has He a place at your table? And when He does not come to fill the chair, is it free to His representative, His poor and humble children? Your words and wishes are cheap if they do not find expression in your actual gifts.
Even Mary did not put Him off with the incense of her heart but laid her costliest gifts at His feet.
With all the show and fanfare that we perform in the church to give thanks to God without any form of meaning but just for a show. Do we ask ourselves it the gifts presented are pleasing unto the Lord? Is it for a form or fashion? I don’t think it will be serious business if God is not getting the honour and the glory. I think we ought to take the example from the life of Mary and face the challenge and what gift-giving is all about.
Ye busy women, who work so hard to dress your children and furnish your houses and tables, what have your hands earned for the Master, what have you done or sacrificed for Jesus? “Can you afford it?” was asked of a noblewoman, as she promised a costly offering for the Master’s work. “No,” was her noble reply, “but I can sacrifice it.” Let us to-day look around us and see, what we do and give more to the loving Saviour, who gave up His whole life for us.
The greatest gift that you can give to the Lord this day is your life, body, soul and spirit in His service. Living a life holy and pleasing unto the Lord as a reasonable service.