Can you believe that Christmas is just 6 days away?
It seems to come faster every year. Have you finished your Christmas shopping? I have to admit this is the latest I’ve ever been shopping for gifts. I like to have things done early so I can sit back and enjoy the season without any of the stress of still having gifts to purchase; however, my son waited until he came home from college to tell me anything he wanted for Christmas. Therefore, I’m in the midst of the chaos.
Do you have something on your Christmas list you really want this year? When I was younger and would ask my mom what she wanted for Christmas her response was always the same,
To have my family together happy and healthy.”
I used to think that was such a lame answer, but now I totally understand. Things lose their appeal and people become your priory with age. You begin to realize the things you treasure the most cannot be purchased or wrapped.
There is one Christmas gift that is offered to each one of us. It can’t be wrapped… although it once was. I’m not talking about regifting, yet this gift can certainly be regifted. The gift I’m talking about? It’s the very first gift of Christmas:
While He was once wrapped in swaddling clothes and placed in a manger, we do not have to unwrap Him [Luke 2:7]. He was most likely regifted to you by someone who loves you dearly, as they presented the Gospel to you [John 3:16]. Giving Jesus is the greatest gift ever, an intimate relationship with the Creator of heaven and earth.
There’s only one catch to this gift… you have to receive it.
You have to accept Him into your life as Lord and Savior for you to gain the benefits of the gift. The benefits are endless, but to name a few, all you have to do is read Galatians 5:22-23.
The beautiful thing about this Christmas gift is you can regift it without ever losing a thing. In fact, you gain when you regift Jesus.
This year look for the opportunity to gift the first gift of Christmas and give it away. It will make this your best Christmas ever.
*I will be taking the next two weeks off to spend with family and friends celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. I pray you and your family have a blessed Christmas season. May you find the Savior at every turn. I’ll meet you back here on January 5, 2015. Thank you for going on this journey with me. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.
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