Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

Christmas Gifts – Wrapped and Unwrapped



I have many gifts to be thankful for this Christmas and none of them will be found under the Christmas tree.

Don’t get me wrong. I love to receive gifts just like everyone else and to tell the truth I would be disappointed if I didn’t receive any.

No, the gifts I am thinking of are those who come wrapped…not with paper…but with the love of God.

Past gifts: Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, brother… no longer here on earth but gifts of precious memories they brought to our family.

Present gifts: husband, children, grandchildren, sisters, brother, friends, family.

All gifts, each one handcrafted, beautifully formed, and given the breath of life by Creator God.

God has placed all kinds of gifts in our lives. Some come wrapped in warmth and love. Others come in rough wrappings and wait to be wrapped in the love of God….

The same love God wrapped us with when He sent His son.


For God loved the world so much that He gave His only son, so that those who believe in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

What person has God brought into your life to show the gift of Christmas?

Prayer: Thank you Lord for the gifts of life and love you place in our lives everyday. We ask you to open our hearts and eyes to recognize and receive them as you would. In the name of Jesus our Savior, we pray. Amen. 

14 thoughts on “Christmas Gifts – Wrapped and Unwrapped

  1. Absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful way of expressing the gift of Christmas!


  2. Merry Christmas, dear Glenda. Yes….I too have so many UNWRAPPED gifts I’m thankful for. Jesus Himself was the most incredible gift of all.
    Just got D & M’s Christmas greetings yesterday. Am so eager to get on their blog and catch up on their journey. Sara is SO cute. Our girls fell in love with her sweet face right away. Their new cousin, Bryn, from the same country is celebrating her first Christmas with her new family….my brother and crew. 🙂 She’s precious, too.


    • Jewel, you’re one of those gifts wrapped in love we so love and wish we could see you and family. By they way, did we get back to you and thank you for the picture of your beautiful daughters?
      Yes, we’re excited about Sara becoming part of our family. How neat to know your brother and family adopted a little girl from the same country.
      Have a very merry christmas and may the Lord bless you in the new year.
      Hugs from us,


  3. Love this Glenda. What a precious way to remember all the amazing “gifts” God has given–both wrapped and unwrapped. Praying many more would know the “wrapping” of His love this Christmas. Many blessings to you dear one as you celebrate with those precious gifts of yours!


  4. The priceless gifts that can’t be purchased (or wrapped) . . . your friendship is one, dear sister! Thank you for this insightful and beautiful post!


    • Oh I feel the same way about you Verna. Praying we will be able to see more of each other next year. Who knows what blessings await us this new year to come.
      Praying you and Jeff have a blessed Christmas!


  5. Beautiful, Glenda. This is the perfect time to reflect on the many blessings, even the ones in disguise. Merry Christmas!


  6. Glenda,
    I read your comment on Cindy Powell’s blog site and wanted to connect with you. Your writing is inspirational and speaks the truth about God. I also have an inspirational blog on WordPress of perfect timing stories; a continuation of my recently published book All In Perfect Time. God bless you and your family, Cat


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