The Best Gift (Matthew 6:3-4)

Enter any hospital or public building and there is usually a wall replete with plaques and inscriptions of donors who contributed money to help build and maintain the structure. The generosity of many people have allowed countless wonderful structures and events to be established and maintained in this world.
But there are many gifts that remain unseen and are usually not publically acknowledged. Think of the many anonymous donors who have given. But even with these gifts, there may be someone in the receiving organization who will know the identity of the donor. A truly anonymous gift would be known only by the giver and by God. I think the best gift one can give anyone is by doing something or giving something that only God can see.

One way to accomplish this is by prayer. Prayer is a gift from God that allows one to commune with the Creator of the universe. And prayer is a gift that we can give to others by praying for them and asking God to intercede on their behalf. When we pray alone, we are privileged to give someone this gift.

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Matthew 6:3-4 (ESV)

There are many types of gifts. But the greatest gift we can give is one that only God sees. For when He sees your gift given in secret, His reward is reserved for you.

This is the best gift!

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.