Tuesday, December 15, 2009


The Gift of Christmas

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16

I doubt there is anyone who enjoys Christmas gifts more than I do. I enjoy picking out that special gift for that special someone and fixing it up all pretty and giving it away. I really enjoy that special gift someone gives to me. I like the bright paper, the beautiful bows and the festive gift bags.

Today I am reminded of the greatest gift I have ever received. The Gift of Christmas is the Gift of Jesus Himself....God's Grace Gift to me. When I received this Gift I received the Gift of Eternal life...total forgiveness...acceptance....unconditional Love...the list goes on and on. I received His Life!!! Do I hear a praise???

I am also reminded that this Gift of Christmas was first wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger and later He was wrapped in linen wrappings and spices and laid in a tomb...all so I could be wrapped in His Robe of Righteousness. Truly He is worthy of our Praise!!!

"Father, I thank you for the Gift of Jesus and all that He has brought into my life. He is my life. I pray that you will bless those reading this post today with the Peace and Joy of Christmas. In Jesus Joyful Name I pray." Amen


jennifer said...

As I sit down later on today to wrap numerous presents for my family, I will think about your point about Jesus being "wrapped".

This was wonderful!

Rose said...

I really enjoyed how you shared the ways Jesus was "wrapped." I must say I hadn't thought about it like that. Just so we could be wrapped in the best. Wow, amen!

JC said...

Wonderful post. Praise GOD we are wrapped in his righteousness!!!!!! I'm looking at my green band that I've worn for almost a year reminding me to "Present Yourself". Just thing what a wonderful give we are to him when he sees us in our robe of righteousness.

Tom Bailey said...

This is an inspiring prayer. Thank you for sharing.

Kindest regards,
Tom Bailey