The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. – Acts 17:24-25
MERRY CHRIST-MAS!!! I know what you’re thinking… what a strange Christmas song to talk about on Christmas Day. Well, I haven’t gone off the deep end… yet. Wait, let me double-check. Nope… I’ve still got it together!
This is my favorite Christmas carol – and let me tell you why.
The little drummer boy is completely fictional and not biblically based, as we all know; however, that little boy represents us as Christians. He loves the baby Jesus and wants to give his very BEST to Him. Why? The passage in Acts makes it perfectly clear that Jesus doesn’t NEED anything from us, but we NEED everything from Him. Well, he wanted to give his best because he knew to Whom he played. We give because we love. It’s as simple as that. He loved us first – but we give because of love.
Today I wonder if we give our very best to Him? In our daily lives, do others see our relationship with Christ? Do we do for others because they are God’s children and we have a desire to be representatives of Christ to them?
I pray that every day I strive to do something good for someone – EVEN if that something good is praying for a friend.
If you had been in Bethlehem, what would you do? Would you give Him the very best you have to give? Just something to think about today – on Jesus’ birthday.
My will, my life, my heart. ❤
This song reminds me that I need to give my best to Him. Pa Rum pa pum pum… 🙂
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
I’m going to take a little break from writing, but I will be back for the new year, refreshed and focused. I want to give my BEST to Him… pa rum pa pum pum.
This is me when I’m taking a break from writing – except I’ll have a TV remote.
May God richly bless you in the coming year. I believe 2017 will be the best year yet! I’m going to rest my brain and my fingers this week, but I’m looking forward to doors of opportunity opening as God leads me to exciting new writing challenges!
Let’s end 2016 with a prayer… asking our Heavenly Father to prepare our hearts to give the best we have to offer today and in the future.
One final note – but it’s important. Thank you SO MUCH for following this blog and reading it every day. I hope and pray that something along the way has encouraged and inspired you in some way. I appreciate those who have followed me on Twitter and facebook. I pray for you every day. There are so many needs, but we serve a BIG God – He’s bigger than any problem we encounter here. Have a wonderful week. Look for me again on January 1st. 🙂