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.