There is no gift greater than laying down your life for another. Jesus did so for us, even when we were in the pit of despair, unclean and hopeless. He died so we wouldn’t have to. How can we ever possibly repay such love and sacrifice? We can’t. It’s because of God’s infinite love that he provided the necessary means for our salvation. He alone deserves the credit while we reap the benefits. Our gratitude is all we can offer, and even that doesn’t compare to God’s unconditional love. The only gifts we can give are ones that He’s already given to us. Take my life and let it be, consecrated, Lord to Thee.
I had no gift to offer on the day of Jesus’ birth. My voice had no great songs to sing.
What could I bestow that would have any worth? What words could I possibly bring?
He gave His life for me, He suffered and died; His hands and feet nailed to a tree.
When the sword pierced a gash in His most precious side, I know He bled there for me.
He died – my redeemer, but He chose to do so. The grave could not hold this man.
He overcame death, forgave all my sins and it all was a part of His plan.
For all that He’s done I can never repay. His love is so far beyond me.
And so I come to Him and most humbly pray that His servant I always will be.