Not the Fag End

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A gentleman having called at a house in the evening, the servant was sent to obtain a candle for his use. She was some time in bringing it. When asked how it was she had been so long, she replied, “I could not give a fag end to a gentleman.” She had procured a complete candle, feeling that this alone was suited to him.
Do not give the “fag end” of your life to Christ. He is Lord of Glory, He is Son of God. He is worthy of a whole life. Come, then, now in the heyday of your youth, in your freshness and vigor, and yield yourself to Him, to be employed by Him in His service, howsoever and wheresoever He may appoint.
What shame would fill you at the end of your pathway if you had burnt nearly the whole of your candle of life for yourself and had only the last few flickers to give to Christ who gave His all for you!
Bring, then, your whole candle to Him, that He may use you to shine for Him, employing you to give light to His people and to those who know Him not. Put yourself into His hands. Let Him use you for His glory. Let Him use you for the blessing of others. Let Him use you in the way He pleases, at the time He pleases, and in the place He pleases.
It will be the beginning of days when you thus yield yourself to Him.
“I beseech you therefore... by the compassion of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your intelligent service.” (Rom. 12:11I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12:1), N. T.).