A few days ago, a phrase from an old Ray Boltz song started running through my head. It was a song I hadn’t heard in years. Back when my parents traveled and spoke at churches, my dad would sing this song right before he spoke. (May I just add that the song Dad got to sing was SO much better than the song I had to sing each week!)

I looked up the portion of the lyrics I remembered and found the 1996 music video to his song. This beautiful video touched a raw spot in me, and by the middle I was in tears. Oh how Jesus longs to answer our question, “What if I give all?”

What if I Give All?
by Ray Boltz

He heard the preacher say,
“A single dime can feed
A hungry boy or girl
With nothing to eat.”
So he pulled a dollar
From the pocket of his jeans,
And he asked his mama,
“How many will this feed?”
She just smiled,
And when she told him ten,
He reached back again.

What if I give all I have?
What will that gift do?
My child, a gift like that
Could change the world.
It could feed a multitude!
He didn’t close his eyes
Or turn away.
I can see him standing tall.
He saw the need,
And I can hear him say,
“What if I give all?”

Three birthday dollars
Could have bought a special toy,
But he reminds me
Of another little boy
Who gave to Jesus
A gift of fish and bread.
I wonder if he said,

“What if I give all I have?
What will that gift do?”
“My child, a gift like that
Could change the world;
It could feed a multitude.”
He didn’t close his eyes
Or turn away.
I can see him standing tall.
He saw the need,
And I can hear him say,
“What if I give all?”

And long ago a Father and a Son
Saw the children lost in sin.
Can you see the tears
In the Father’s eyes
As Jesus says to him,
“What if I gave all I have?
What will that gift do?”
“My Son, that gift
Will change the world
It will free the multitudes.”

What if I give all I have?
What will that gift do?
“My child a gift like that
Could change the world;
It could feed a multitude.”
We cannot close our eyes
And turn away
When we hear His Spirit call.
We see the need,
Now let Him hear us say,
“What if I give all?”

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About Jennie Joy

I'm a lover and truth-seeker. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, struggles, and sincere searchings as I get to know God and welcome the reality of His kingdom in and through me.

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