What is in a Gift?

By   •   December 23   •   Topics: ,

To Christians the joy of Christmas is not limited to His birth. It is built even more on the triumph of His death and resurrection—that gave meaning to His birth. The mysterious spirit of generosity which possesses us at Christmas is the afterglow of Calvary. The fact of the cross illuminates this day and hallows it. As we exchange our gifts, let us remember that they are symbolic of the unspeakable gift of God’s love.

I do not believe that Christians should be giving expensive gifts to each other. We should quietly give simple little gifts that are expressions of our love and devotion to the recipients. These gifts become symbolic of the gift of God’s love. How much money could be saved and invested in the Kingdom of God by thousands of Christian families every year if the true meaning of Christmas was observed.

Watch a 30-minute TV special: The Cost of Christmas

Prayer for the day

Loving God, my heavenly Father, in Your gift of Jesus I see Your immeasurable love reaching out to all mankind. How I praise You and adore You!

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  1. Julia Windham says:

    Yes! We celebrate and rejoice at the birth of our Savior!

  2. WEALTH says:

    yes, may every family be blessed in this season

  3. Robert says:

    Thank you for all you and your family has done for the world for several decades now and has help me through the yrs. I been backsliding again and I’m trying to get my focus back on Christ. The December 21st devotion is so exceptionally true. I needed to hear that! Keep up the great work that your ministry is doing. I just got back on your email list again for daily devotions. Hopefully it’s the right app. And I can get back on the right track again.

  4. D.S.Rajsekhar, Triplicane, Chennai. says:

    Lord, help me to fix my eyes on Jesus who endured the cross. Let me never forget the vision of the thief on the cross and the Roman soldier who experienced the atmosphere of Heaven when The Lord Jesus forgave those who nailed Him to the cross. Truly, the Son of God! Amen.

  5. Rosario Lewis says:

    Christmas is a season of love. The love of God incarnation as human is seen on the cross at calvary where he sacrificed his life so that we may be saved. So, this Christmas let us share love not costly gifts with no love in it. Must be we can sacrifice something for a orphan child’s face to brighten this Christmas. Let’s show we are Christians by sharing time with someone who has no one. Praise God. Glory to God. Amen

    1. Susan says:

      Thank you Jesus for another day to serve you. Help me to achieve the goals that are set before me. I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me. Than you Jesus