As Christmas Eve is now upon us I guess it may be a silly question or perhaps not. Do you have all your shopping done yet?
There are some folks that are hard to shop for-
You have no idea what they need or want
You don’t know what size or colour
They are just plain picky.
I thank God He knows exactly what I need which is why these whole Christmas festivities are important.
You see God gives us good and perfect gifts. Just to help us keep our spiritual perspective in these last days leading up to Christmas let us be reminded of some of God’s gifts to us.
The gift of the Saviour- Luke 2:11 “Unto YOU”
If there ever was a gift where “everybody needs one”, “one size fits all”, or “you can’t do without it”, this is it. This gift is …….
It was a promised gift- Gen. 3:15
It is a perfectly timed gift- Gal. 4:4
It is a gift of grace- Ephesians 2:8
It is a personal relationship Gift. John 3:16
It is a gift of the Holy Spirit- John 14:16-18, 26 .
What do you do with a gift?
Thank God for it- II Cor. 9:15
Use it- I Tim. 4:14
Share it- II Tim. 1:6,7
So why is Christmas so important. Let me leave you with this.
It was the week before Christmas. Parking spaces were hard to come by. There were long lines, crowded stores, rude people, and grossly inflated prices. In one long checkout line, one man was heard to say, “They should kill the guy who started Christmas.” One wise and godly woman in the line said, “They did. They hung Him on a cross.” Therein lies the REAL Christmas story.