Ah! Christmas-time is here again. Time for hurried shopping trips. Time for shopping excesses. Time to buy gifts for those we love. Decision after decision!
What can I give my spouse?
What to give the children!
What to give friends and family!
Will it be a new guitar? The latest electronic gadget on which to view, text and listen? Perhaps the latest video game?
It is so easy get ‘caught up’ in the buying frenzy expected of us by retailers.
The very best gift you can give is the story of Jesus! Christmas after all, is the celebration of His birth. He was born to bring us the gifts of peace, contentment and joy! He wanted and still wants us, to share his unconditional love with others. What greater gift is there?
Gift-giving is a beautiful way of sharing and showing our love with those nearest and dearest to us, but let’s not forget the true meaning of Christmas. Let us remember to say, “Happy Birthday, Jesus”!
Let us invite and welcome Him into our hearts, minds and spirits. Let us remember to thank His Father, God for all that He provides for us day by day. Let us keep Jesus in our hearts all year long, and each successive year of our lives.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (NIV)
Prayer: Father, when the worldly interpretation of Christmas overwhelms us, help us to not forget You, and Your gift of Jesus to us. May we focus on what is important and beneficial to us and may we grow in faith and love. Amen