Do you have someone hard to shop for on your Christmas list this year? You know the person I’m talking about; the one who is extremely picky, so no matter what you buy, it won’t be the right color, the right size, or right fit. Maybe it’s the person who has everything so finding something unique and special is almost impossible. It can be frustrating.
There is one gift you can give to anyone and everyone on your list. It always fits. It’s always the right size and it never goes out of style. It’s the first gift of Christmas…JESUS! There is nothing in the world that will bless your friends and family as much as Jesus. He came to meet our every need (not want).
Isaiah 61:1-3 tells us He came “To bring good news to the afflicted… to proclaim liberty to captives, and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
This Christmas season, whether you choose to exchange material gifts or not, be sure to give Jesus to all you meet. He is the answer to their question, the solution to their problem, the way, the truth and the life [John 14;6]. You give Him in the words you speak and the deeds you do. You give Him in the smile you pass on to those you pass by. You give Him when you pause to pray with one who looks like they’ve lost all hope. There are endless ways to wrap Jesus and give Him to others. Jesus is Christmas, so this year give Christmas away.
Merry Christmas to you all!