Dare 2B Daring - June 01, 2018
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“Thou dost receive with favor the smallest sincere token of affection! Thou dost receive our poor forget-me-nots and love-tokens as though they were intrinsically precious, though indeed they are but as the bunch of wild flowers which the child brings to its mother.” – C. H. Spurgeon
We’ve all done it, right? Gathered a bunch of dandelions or some other flowering weed and presented them with great pride to our mothers. She, in turn, would gush with delight, treating our erstwhile bouquet as if it were a dozen long-stemmed red roses.
Being a father, I don’t ever recall my kids bringing me such a bouquet. But the soap dish that sits on my bathroom sink was handmade and hand-painted by my son, Matt, at a very young age. Matt also gave me a small metal tin adorned with a fish on top that he purchased with his own money around the same time.
I have countless other homemade treasures that I have kept – and cherished – over the years. Artwork by Bethany, poems by Chris, and the aforementioned presents from Matt. I keep them in my Bible, my desk drawers and other places of prominence where I am sure to come across them periodically. I wouldn’t part with any of them for “all the tea in China”.
Our humble, and even childlike, offerings to God are treated by Him in the very same way. He doesn’t look at the imperfections. Instead, He sees the hands and the heart of the person that made them.
His child, whom He desperately and eternally loves. YOU.
So, go ahead and give Him your time, talent and treasures today. They don’t have to be perfect. In fact, they can’t possibly be. But give them anyway.
I’m guessing that our Heavenly Father will put them in a place of prominence where He sees them, not just periodically, but constantly and forever.
“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 (NKJV)
- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President