a journal of my journey

We Are the Offering

Christmas is the season for giving. Whether I want to make sure that my children, family, and friends recieve gifts in expression for what they mean to me. Too often I get preoccupied with trying to find the perfect gift. The questions arise if they would use it or is it too much like giving my wife a vacuum cleaner? While we are fighting and clawing our ways through Black Friday and other sales that surround the holiday season, we need to realize that the greatest gift of all is not one that we need to shop for. That being our whole self.

Last night was the first time in a what seems an eternity where I got to sit back and worship. Connect with God. Not sing the words to the song but worship them. As one in leadership in a church sometimes those moments are far and few. As my world was refocused upon Jesus coming into the world for me, I came back to the realization that I do not need to bring an offering much like the magi did. Simply I bring myself.

I am the offering.

Offering up all my hopes and dreams. All that I am. In the middle of the shuffle of this time of year take a moment and stop. Refocus yourslelf on not rushing out to find the perfect gift or the Christmas party, but upon Jesus coming to the world for you.

Over the skies of Bethlehem appeared a star

While angels sang to lowly shepherds
Three wise men seeking truth traveled from afar
Hoping to to find the child from Heaven

 

Falling on their knees 
They bowed before the humble Prince of Peace

 

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

 

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
And it’s only through Your mercy, Lord I come

 

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 we bring an offering to You

 

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 we bring an offering to You
O Lord we bring an offering to You

 

O Lord I bring an offering to You
O Lord we bring an offering to You
I bring an offering to You my King
We bring an offering 
O my King Jesus my King
We bring an offering Lord
We bring an offering to You

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