Have you ever received an expensive gift before? A birthday gift, an anniversary gift, or a graduation gift? What did you feel? Did you feel very special?
People give gifts to those who are special in their lives. Giving gifts are ways of sharing blessings and showing gratitude to others. But most of all, it is a way to show your love for someone.
Now, if you will be given a chance to show your love for Jesus, what will you do? What gift will you give?
In Mark 14:3-9, during Jesus’ last visit to the town of Bethany, a woman wanted to show her love for Him. So she brought an alabaster jar of perfume and poured it on His head. The disciples asked angrily, “ Why this waste?” Jesus told them to stop troubling her, for she has done a beautiful thing to Him.
Jesus was so delighted with her gift, for it came from a heart of love. Jesus doesn’t look at how expensive your gift is; Jesus is after your heart, a heart of giving and showing love. What other things will you give to show your love? Your time, talent and treasure?
You can give your time by serving in the church and helping the leader of the church. In giving your talent, you can volunteer yourself to sing, dance or play instruments for praising the Lord. Lastly, in giving your treasure, you are willing to give money to help the church in their finances. All of that will be very much appreciated by the Lord if it is coming from a heart of love.
All that is coming from a sincere heart is beautiful in the eyes of the Lord. It doesn’t matter if it’s expensive or not. What is important to Him is your heart.
Jesus sacrificed His life for us. Is it a good reason to love Him? Think of it now.