So many people to buy for, the list grows…toys, clothes, perfume, gift cards galore…wrapping paper and bows, boxes, bags, and tissue papers of red, green, and gold…there are all kinds of gifts to buy, wrap, and give. Scraps of paper, bits of tissue flying and swirling ribbons like Edward Scissor Hands took over the wrapping.
Hitting pause on the flying Yuletide debris for a minute, here’s a “gift” to consider:
Did you know, as a follower of Christ, you are a gift to the rest of the Body and to the earth?
Your gift, your call, (Position/Title) is “a service of gift” – it’s to “do the service of the children of Israel” = to serve the rest of the Body.
Check out the verses below:
And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto the sanctuary.
Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest’s office for everything of the altar, and within the vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest’s office unto you as a service of gift:
As “kings and priests” we are the same “gift” as the Levites were to the congregation.
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.