Give God Your Best
First, a word of thanks to all those who support the ongoing ministries of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Your offerings make a difference as our shared ministries touch the lives of many each week. Thank you for every way in which you gift our congregation!
“The gift of the Magi” is a deeply moving short story about two people who love each other so much that they offer to each other their very best (click here to read). The gift of Jesus, who John the Baptizer announces as” the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,” reminds us that God loves us so much he has offered his very best for so that we might have forgiveness and life in his name” (here to read).
Sacrificial love is not easy. Indeed, self-sacrificing love of God offered for the sake of the others is counter cultural in an age that prizes individualism. But the Lamb of God invites us to follow his example. “Come and see” is his simple invitation. Watch and learn is his encouragement. Give it a try is his challenge.
As you strive to give your very best back to God by sharing his selfless love with others, may you be strengthened by the Lamb!
Blessings, Pastor Mark