The Infinite Giver


“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”


His love has no limit, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men,
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth and giveth and giveth again.

~Annie Johnson Flint

One of the greater joys of life is to give. Jesus said, “It is more blessed {fun} to give than it is to receive.” I agree with Him totally. God gives us two hands: one for giving and one for receiving. Sometimes, actually most of the time, it takes a lot more humility to receive than to give but I prefer being the giver. I get more joy out of giving than I do receiving, but to be honest, I have learned to enjoy both. Healthy living is a balance between giving and recieving. Our lungs illustrate the point: they receive oxygen and give off carbon dioxide. We need both inhaling {receiving} and exhaling {giving}.

I love to give but I am limited. There are things I can give like money, but there are things that I cannot give because I don’t have the resources.  Money is easy; it is not hard to give money, but money is not what people need most. Some are is desperate situations that a billion dollars would not fix. They are in a fog and do not know what is coming next. Some are in a life threatening crisis. People need things that money cannot buy and unfortunately, things that we are unable to give. Jesus conferred peace on people. He gave it as a gift. This is because Jesus had peace to give. He is the source of peace. He is the source of hope and healing. Sure I want to reach out and touch the hurting and pronounce them healed but I don’t have the ability to do it. I cannot give them peace, hope, purpose or life but Jesus can. All I can give them is my testimony that Jesus is what they need. When Jesus fed the multitudes, He worked through His disciples. He was teaching them a lesson. When Jesus said to them, “You feed them,” He knew they had no means of doing so. What He was teaching them was to rely on Him. All they had to do was turn to Jesus and say, “LORD, we can fed them, but you can. Just tell us what to do.” In essence, we will give them JESUS! This is what we do: we point to Jesus and tell them, He can fed you. He can give you peace. He can give you hope and eternal life. We give ourselves to Jesus but we give the hungry multitude Jesus rather than ourselves.


Ken survived his surgery. Last word I got late last night, he was doing fine. PTL for the rain. My garden needed a shower. We had 24 this morning at Breakfast with the Bible. I hope you have a great day and thanks for reading the blog.

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