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. Laura Speer says:

    Jesus truly is the reason for the season and if more people practiced that life would be in such a better place. Threre is no greater gift than that of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you Heavenly Father for the greatest gift this world will ever know.

  2. Russell Thacker says:

    …To know Jesus Christ is to live…

  3. Barry Johnson says:

    AMEN! We must continue to pray that God will wake up our country and get us back to the true meaning of Christmas. JESUS CHRIST is the REASON for CHRISTMAS! Thank you God for providing your Son for each of us.

  4. Joe says:

    I love you Jesus.

  5. Gerry says:

    The value of a gift should not be measured in dollars and cents. When a gift is given in love , the cost doesn’t matter at all. The Spirit in which it is given , trumps everything else.

  6. Joyce Paul says:

    Love the Giver more than Gifts! God can Protect,Promote and Provide for us when it seems no one else can help. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  7. Hazel says:

    If we all practised what our Lord taught us what a different world it would be at Christmas

  8. Sunae Stevens says:

    So true!

  9. Joy Jones says:

    Christmas day our Savior Jesus came into this world to save the lost..