Posted by: Glenda Mills | December 21, 2013

Gifts Wrapped in Love

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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’m thinking of are those who come wrapped, not with paper but
the love of God.

Husband, children, grandchildren, sisters, brother, friends, family.

All gifts, each one beautifully formed in their mother’s womb and given the
breath of life by our loving God and Creator. God has placed all kinds of gifts
in our lives. Some come wrapped in warmth and love. Others come in rough
wrappings, waiting to be loved. The same love God wrapped us with when
He sent His son and forgave our sins.

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. Open the eyes of our heart to recognize and receive them as you
would. In the name of Jesus our Savior, we pray. Amen. 


Responses

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

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    • Thanks for your encouragement oh husband of mine!

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  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.

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    • 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,
      Glenda

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      • Yes, I did hear the pictures of our girls reached you. Dave sent an email. 🙂
        Hugs,
        Jewel

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      • Oh that’s good. How are you all surviving the winter?

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  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!

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    • Cindy,
      So grateful the Lord connected us through blogging. You are a special gift to me, wrapped in the Saviour’s love and grace. Have a blessed Christmas and wonderful new year.

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  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!

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    • 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!

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

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    • Oh I like that. The blessings that are disguised…in rough packages. In God’s timing, He makes them all beautiful, doesn’t He? All about His perspective, right Susan?
      Merry Christmas!

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  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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