Give What You Have


Many moms seem to think they have nothing to give. But that is not true. Karen Stubbs uncovers the many treasures moms don't always realize they have.

Matthew 2: 11

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 and of incense and of myrrh.

When the wise men saw Jesus, they instantly worshiped him and they offered their treasures to him.  Think about that for a minute… Jesus was a baby, born to a woman of no real significance in life.  The wise men were Magi, which were considered priests of high social standing.  Yet, the wise men recognized instantly that Jesus was different —he was not a normal baby so they worshiped him, offering their gifts. 

What gifts do you have to offer Jesus?  Many moms seem to think they have nothing to give.  But, that is not true.  You have many treasures to offer Jesus.  You can offer to feed his sheep (John 21:17): your children, your neighbors, anyone you come in contact with. You can give the treasure of your time: serving others, helping out in your church, stopping your busy schedule to sit down and read a book with your child.  Money is also a treasure you have to offer God. It is not that God needs your money —baby Jesus did not need gold, incense or myrrh. What would a baby do with those things?  It is however, a symbol that you are giving what you have been blessed with and you are not keeping it for yourself.  So, give of your money to organizations that need your financial support.

All these are ways you can give what you have to Jesus. It’s not what you give, but it’s the heart with which you give. 


Father, First of all, thank You for sending Your only son to be born, to live and then to die for me. Jesus is the greatest gift ever given, because through Jesus, I am able to connect with you, God. Secondly, because You have given to me, I want to give back to You —anything and everything that I have. Whether I make a meal for a friend or neighbor, give money to my local church or give of my time by volunteering —I want to give in the name of Jesus. Because, like the wise men, I am acknowledging Jesus is Lord of all. 




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