It's the question we're all asking -- what can we bring to the Lord? As we grow in faith, we should be growing in knowledge -- which makes us even more aware of how much God has done for us. As we learn about God's perfection and our own sinfulness, we realize how great and awesome God is, and how sinfully and selfishly we have acted. Our knowledge of our debt becomes even greater.
The joyous news of Christianity is that as our knowledge of our debt grows, so, too, does our awareness that no material item or gift can possibly repay God. It's impossible. And God doesn't want us to repay. The price has been paid, so God has no need to collect. What we can do is live in gratitude of the gift, allowing the joy of what God has done guide our thoughts, words, and actions. How we treat ourselves and one another is our response to God.
Spend some time this weekend thinking about all that God has done for you, and then take some time to think about things you'd like to do in response. How can you show love for your community? How can you work to bring justice to your town, to your neighborhood? How can you humbly serve those around you? You have tremendous gifts, and there are countless small ways you can share them with others, to spread the love of God and the light in the darkness. Be a part of spreading hope and joy in the world -- we need it more than ever.