Jesus replied, “If you only knew who I am and the gift that God wants to give you...” (John 4:10)
This is the traditional Season for the giving and receiving of gifts. Historically a time of celebration and of Peace. Many of us will have learned to smile kindly at the knitted scarf or the outlandish sweater we receive from an older relative. For some of us (especially due to financial constraints), the presents we receive will sometimes have to be a token gesture rather than an object that fulfils our heart's desire.
But if we shrug off our immaturity and set our hearts to understand what gifts of love really mean, we quickly learn that compromises of the heart preclude Joy's welcoming presence.
As for the All-Sufficient GOD however, He never needs to compromise. And as for His Gifts – I don’t know how He does it, but He continually manages to hide an awesome surprise in each and every one!
Take Mary, for example, and the Gift of Life within her. Would anyone (could anyone) have foreseen how one unplanned pregnancy would actually save us all from eternal death…?
None of us can ever know or understand the awesome potential of what’s hidden inside one of GOD’s Gifts.
Remember – Everything God created is good and to be received with thanks. Nothing is to be sneered at and thrown out. God’s Word and our prayers make every item in creation holy. (1 Tim 4:4)
From our house to yours - I pray you and yours will enjoy a stress-free and BLESSED Happy Christmas.
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