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Matthew West - Our Gift

Between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and our Christmas gift shopping, this holiday time finds us bustling around looking for presents for those on our list.  You have to admit, it would be easier to just sign everyone up for the "Jelly of the Month Club." But, to tell the truth, I do get caught up in the fun of shopping with my girls and I love buying gifts for my wife.  I always get her a few things she needs.  An address book or kitchen gadget usually are among my packages.  I also like to buy her something she really wants—maybe the handbag she's had her eye on!  Then, I love to surprise her with that one gift she did not expect, the one that will surprise her and make Christmas morning one to remember. 

When it came time for God to give His gift, He did not have to scramble all over heaven deciding what that gift should be. He chose a gift that all mankind longed for.  It was a gift that came as a surprise to many.  It was the gift we desperately needed.  He gave His Son, Jesus.  "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…" 

God even arranged the gift wrap! Salvation came wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

DO SOMETHING

  1. Read about the eternal gift we receive because God gave us the gift of His son! Look up Romans 6:23 and Ephesians 2:8.
  2. Have you received God’s gift of eternal life through His son? If so, praise God for your salvation!