Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Give Your Heart!

During this most wonderful time of year, we each seek for what we might give to those we love.  With varying account balances, some with much more monetary means than others, we search for items that would represent our true devotion and thanks for family and friends.  We appreciate the kindness and love we receive from others and we desire to show that gratitude in a tangible way.  When Christ was born, the wise men came bearing gifts from the East.  They presented various and costly oils.  The shepherds appeared with their living to offer.  If we had the funds I suspect some of the people in our lives would receive some pretty ornate and valuble gifts from us.  Think of it this way:  We try to pay others thanks for all of the wonderful things they have done for us.  If we ponder a moment we realize that Christ has done more for us than the efforts made by any one person or collective group.  Then let us truly give thanks unto Him this year, no, not in purchased items or personal belongings but with the gift of our hearts!  

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.

English poet Christina Rossetti

If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb...

If I were a wise man
I would do my part...
Yet what can I give Him-
give my heart.

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