“Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” James 1:17, NKJV
It is customary in many cultures to receive presents during the holidays or on special occasions. We open our gift and are totally surprised. Then, there are times we may not care for the present at all and want to return it for something better.
God, in His unfailing love, sent His only Son Jesus as His “Ultimate Gift” to us. Never will we be able to understand fully that sacrifice or how important we are to God. We are priceless in His eyes and He makes no mistakes. Every day as we wake, we have the privilege and opportunity of unwrapping that gift of Jesus Christ. We get to enjoy an eternal relationship with our loving Savior. We get to share all of our ups and downs, successes and failures. The gift of Jesus is more than anything this world has to offer.
I am so grateful that God didn’t trade me in when He saw the mess I had made of myself. Instead, He gave me beauty for ashes, and the oil of joy for mourning. Hallelujah!!!!
Let us rejoice in knowing that just as we have the “Ultimate Gift” of Jesus, we too are a beautiful and unique gift to and from the Father. We have the ability to go and be a gift to others.
Prayer: Father I thank You for Your Son, Jesus. Sometimes I forget how blessed I am to have Him. I also don’t realize the beautiful gift I am for You at times. Help me to see myself the way You see me. In Jesus name. Amen.
(Read Isaiah 61:3; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 6:23; Psalm 139:14)