We have made our gift list and we have been busy shopping. Some gifts are already carefully wrapped and waiting under the tree. We spend weeks preparing and hoping that we can find that perfect gift for each person on our list.
Then we worry.
We may worry we haven’t gotten enough. We may worry that we have not found the right gift. We may wish we were able to buy more than we did. It is easy to get wrapped up in these thoughts, I know I do.
I also know when I let these worries fill my head, I am missing the best part of Christmas.
The best part of Christmas. You know… that perfect Christmas gift. The one that fits on every list. The gift is that it is the perfect size. The gift that is the perfect style. The one that will not be out of date in a few months. The gift that will not expire. The one, as hard as it is to understand, is custom fit for each and every one of us.
The gift that is everything we need.
The greatest gift given to the world. The gift of love, hope, joy and peace. God loved us so much He gave us the gift of His son. The gift of Jesus.
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15
The wonderful thing about this special gift… it is to be shared with the world! This gift is a gift that was given to us to share. What is more joyful than being able to share gifts we are given? There is such a joy in giving. There is a privilege in sharing.
It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts20:35
We can each share this special gift in our own unique ways. We can reach out to others. We can extend the love and grace of God.
We can help someone who is going through a difficult time with encouragement and offer them hope. We can visit a neighbor who we know is spending the holidays alone and bring them joy. We can share the word of God. We can cook for a family that is struggling to make ends meet and show them love. We can listen when someone just needs to talk and share that peace. We can pray.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
What are more unique ways we can share His indescribable gift with others this season? We would love to hear!
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