He was deeply in love with his fiancé, and saved as much money as he could to buy her a beautiful engagement ring. Finally, he took his savings to the jeweler and bought the biggest diamond he could afford.
As he presented it to her he said, “I’m sorry dear, that it is not bigger. It’s all that I had.”
“It’s perfect!” she exclaimed in her excitement. “It is as big as we make it!”
What a beautiful response. Sincerity is much more important than size and thoughtfulness more than any “thing.” Size had nothing to do with our salvation. Our salvation depended on someone’s sacrifice.
If we want more from God, we must give more to God. That’s His way. And He invites us to make His way, our way. “Give and it will be given to you,” Jesus said.
When we share our time, He will increase our talents so we can do more. When we share our treasures, He will make up the difference – and then some. When we share our strength, He will enable us to reach far beyond the limits we place on ourselves. But we must give in faith, believing and trusting that He will provide for our every need in ways we never imagined.
Prayer: Help us, Heavenly Father, to have enough faith to trust, knowing that You will never fail us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Colossians 3:14-25 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.