A friend of mine, speaking of a well-known preacher of some years ago, said, “At one time he was my greatest inspiration but there came a day when he was my greatest warning.” What a tragic finish when a life that once inspired comes to its close as a grim danger signal!
Do What You Can
She hath done what she could.
He had found a little box in the attic. With his crayons he had tried to make it more presentable. Inside he had placed a cut-out Santa Claus and a larger Santa of his own drawing. He had scrawled “Season’s Greetings” for a touch of dignity. Then he had wrapped it in a manner all his own, with plenty of seals all over and a big yellow ribbon tied all around.
It wouldn’t bring much on sale, but no one could buy it from me, because it was the expression of a little boy’s love and, oh, so welcome!
He had done what he could. Which sets me thinking of the woman who anointed Jesus. “She hath done what she could.” Do let not being able to do it better keep you from ding what you can. Bring to the Saviour such as you have, the best you have, all you have. He will receive it. It may seem a poor little thing to others, but if it is the love gift of your heart, it will be precious in His sight.
Do what you can.