I remember when my children were younger, in their preschool and early school years, they would be trying to make something for my birthday or Father’s Day and inevitably they would put together something from the resources that belonged to me. They would give their gift to me with words such as, “Look what I made for you!” And that’s where it stopped. They didn’t go on to say, “Look at what I made for you using your stuff. By the way I hope you weren’t using that!”
We hear from the scripture that the cattle on a thousand hills belong to the Lord. He even owns the thousand hills. In fact the whole earth is the Lord’s and all that it produces. We truly cannot give Him anything that is not already His. If that’s the case, w
hy give when it is all His in the first place?
Ask yourself, “Why do you like to receive gifts or cards?” Generally we appreciate such gifts because they are acknowledgements of the individuals hearts expressed towards us. When we receive accolades, applause and pats on the back, we are getting affirmation of how others feel about us or what was accomplished. Our Savior and Creator deserves so much more than we can give Him. But He allows us to give back so that our hearts and souls are attached.
The writer of 1 Chronicles 29:14 expresses this thought, “But who am I and who are my people that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given You.”
In Christ Our Lord