A moment of resolution


Come they told me
A newborn King to see
Our finest gifts we bring
To lay before the King
So to honor Him
When we come
Little baby
I am a poor boy too
I have no gift to bring
That’s fit to give our King
Shall I play for you
On my drum
Mary nodded
The ox and lamb kept time
I played my drum for Him
I played my best for Him
Then He smiled at me
Me and my drum.

New Year’s resolutions are about self-improvement.   We look at the new year as a starting point for being better than we were the year before.  We, like the boy in the song,  feel we are not enough.  We look around and see the deficit.  We will make resolutions to improve the deficit we see.  It is said that 40% of Americans will make resolutions, but only 8% will succeed.  To me, these are not good enough odds to make it worth my time and effort.
What if we changed our focus?  What if, this year, we decided to give the best of whatever we have? We have all been given something we can offer.    If we take a moment to look at ourselves through the eyes of our Creator, we will see the abundance in our lives and our hearts.  It may not seem like much to us,  but it just may be the blessing that brings a smile and lifts the hearts of others.   I imagine the odds of our success will improve if we shift our focus and offer the very best of even our smallest gifts.
All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” Luke 21:4

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