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.