Do What You Can

Vance Havnerby Vance Havner

She hath done what she could. Mark 14:8

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 doing 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.

by Vance Havner

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