What Can I give Him?

 
 

What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give my heart.

Christmas! It is time to celebrate Jesus’ Birthday.  We gather with family and friends to mark this day. We eat, share fun times and exchange gifts. Speaking of gifts, we take special care to select the right gifts for family and friends, and present them beautifully wrapped. 

The Magi also brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to baby Jesus. The shepherds brought the gift of presence and worship. The heavenly hosts also rejoiced at the birth of Jesus by praising and glorifying God.

Jesus came to give us the best gift of all–Salvation. As we celebrate this day I am reminded to think about the most important gift that I can give to our Lord, Jesus Christ. How about you? What is your gift to Jesus? 

The gift that you and I can give Jesus is our hearts- to allow Him to be Lord of all our affairs. 

The poem above by Christina Rossetti captures it well.  What can we give Jesus?
Our Hearts! No wrappings needed, come just as you are!

 
 
Scriptures
Luke 2: 8-11(NIV)
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 
 
Matthew 2:11 (NIV)
 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

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