God, undeniably, expresses His love toward us in the form of gifts. In fact, if we were to list all God's gifts we would be here until Christ returns. The sunshine, the raindrops, and the world that flourishes under both (Matthew 5:45). Riches, wealth, and our heritage (Ecclesiastes 5:19). The ability to eat, drink, and work (Ecclesiastes 3:13). Every spiritual blessing, the Holy Spirit, eternal life, and gifts to serve (Ephesians 1:3, Acts 8:20, Romans 6:23, and 1 Peter 4:10). The Lord is indeed the giver of all good things.
And yet, God humbles Himself to accept back from us what He has already given (1 Chronicles 29:14). The Almighty encourages you and me to express our love for Christ in the form of gifts! He desires to hear our gifts of joy and praise (Psalm 27:6), smell our sacrifices of skill and service (Philippians 4:18), and receive our tithes and offerings (Malachi 3:8-10). How great is our God's patience and love that He would receive our unworthy presents with pleasure!
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.