An Offering {Thankful Thursdays #59}

I remember as a little girl being given a quarter to take to Sunday school for an offering every week. As I grew older, I took part of any money I earned dusting and vacuuming for my grandmother and babysitting as an offering. When I got my first paycheck at 17, and gave my first real tithe from real money I worked for, that feeling was exciting.
An Offering

Throughout those years, my parents taught the difference in tithes and offerings and that giving should be enjoyable, not painful. I’ve never been in the position to give all I had, but I received a give all offering when I was given a sandwich from a little girl in my class.

An Offering


Imagine being in the garden with Jesus the night of His arrest. The words He spoke, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13) The gentle words spoken to a disciple who would later deny Him, the words for the one who betrayed Him. What an offering for these men and for those who deny Him today!

Jesus a perfect being became sin for us. He did so because of the promise God made in sending His Son to save the world. The horrible beating Jesus took was for you and me. The pain of hanging on the cross was for you and me. Being placed in a tomb was for you and me. But praise God, on the third day, Jesus did just as He said, He rose from the dead for you and me.

I have not heard of any offering as the one Jesus was for us. But I know He loves us in a way like no one else to lay down His life for you and me. To take the punishment of death and separation from God, so we don't have to. That is an unbelievable offering we should quickly accept and be willing to share with others.

12 comments

  1. Hi Lori, there is no sacrifice as great as His for us. Great reminder to appreciate all He has done for us
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. I love reading about Jesus, the perfect sacrifice. All the promises of the OT fulfilled in one person!

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  3. This offering is the best and the ultimate! "I have not heard of any offering as the one Jesus was for us."

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  4. Thanks, Tracy. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Michele, there is not a better person to read about.

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  6. I am so thankful for that offering that Jesus made to pay for all of our sin and all we have to do is receive it.

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  7. Lori, I love how you tied our offering to Jesus' offering of himself. That certainly puts things in perspective. Blessing to you.

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  8. The offering you received from that little girl was so precious. So self-less. What a testimony to the offering Jesus gave for us!
    Blessings and smiles, friend!
    Lori

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  9. That little sandwich brings tears to my eyes every time I think about it. It's truly a wonderful reminder of the selfless act it took for Jesus to die on the cross.

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