No matter how many ideal gifts we purchase during the season for our loved ones, no earthly gift can compare to the gift that God gave the entire human race, over 2000 years ago.
God sent His only Son to come to this earth to die that we unfaithful humans might have a chance to live with hope. Perfection, Jesus, came into our world to give us, corrupted humans, divine help. Jesus gave up His royalty and glory in Heaven for woe and misery on this earth to reach out to us as humans. By becoming man, God demonstrated that humans matter and His love is not too deep, good or perfect to offer to us.
I’m thankful that God sent us a gift even before we could truly appreciate the gift and today, out of all the grand, exotic gifts we can purchase for ourselves and receive, that gift is still the best gift given to humanity.
This Christmas take some time to offer thanks to God for sending Christ to this earth, for choosing a humble virgin like Mary, for fulfilling the promise He made since the beginning of time and for being faithful and loving enough to offer us the gift of love daily.
Don’t allow indifference like that exhibited by the Pharisees when Jesus was born to be your response to Jesus this Christmas. Don’t allow Jesus to get lost in the busyness or under the Christmas tree or in the meals we consume. Accept His birth. Celebrate His life. Relinquish the throne of your heart to Him. Give Him your heart and best that you own, like the three wise men. Acknowledge Him as your King. Make Him your Savior. Celebrate His priestly role on your behalf in Heaven.
This Christmas the best gift you can give yourself is a recommitted relationship with Christ. That relationship will bring peace, joy and love into your life like nothing else on this earth. This Christmas the best gift you can give your loved ones is love. That love can transform, heal and change even the most wretched of humans. This Christmas, as you unwrap your gifts, remember the best gift given to Humanity – Jesus!
“Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel”
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