Our Christmas Offering

As we journey through this Advent and Christmas season, we are reminded of the gift of our Savior, Jesus Christ, born in a lowly manger, born so that we might have eternal life. No gift that we could offer could ever compare but we are called to give all that we are and all that we have each and every day of our lives.

The contemporary Christian group, Casting Crowns, captures this calling in their song, “A Christmas Offering” when they sing:

Over the skies of Bethlehem appeared a star
While angels sang to lowly shepherds
Three wisemen seeking truth, they traveled from afar
Hoping to find the Child from Heaven falling on their knees
They bow before the humble Prince of peace
We bring an offering of worship to our King
No one on earth deserves the praises that we sing
Jesus, may You receive the honor that You’re due
O Lord, I bring an offering to You
The sun cannot compare to the glory of Your love
There is no shadow in Your presence
No mortal man would dare to stand before Your throne
Before the Holy One of Heaven, it’s only by Your blood
It’s only through Your mercy, Lord I come
I bring an offering of worship to my King
No one on earth deserves the praises that I sing
Jesus, may You receive the honor that You’re due
O Lord, I bring an offering to You
We bring an offering to You
We are an offering to You
An offering of praise we sing
An offering to You
We are an offering to You, Jesus
An offering of praise we sing
An offering to You
We are an offering, oh Lord

This Advent and Christmas, what is the offering you bring to Jesus? What is the commitment you offer to this King?

Deborah Rexrode, Associate for Stewardship
Presbytery of the James

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