Mary wrapped the first Christmas gift when she wrapped Baby Jesus in swaddling cloths. John 3:16 says it was God's gift to the world. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
God loves us so much He gave . . . He gave His only Son. And His only Son gave His life for us on the cross so we would have forgiveness and eternal life with Him.
What do you do when you love someone a whole lot? Since we are created in God's image, I think it is natural for us to want to give. What will you give to God for such a Great Gift?
I asked myself this question and decided to give God my life. In turn He gave me more! Imagine that. Instead of hopelessness and stress, I have hope and peace and purpose. God gave me a love for Himself and others. God is helping me become more like Jesus.
Think About It
How will you respond to God's gift of love? Here are a few suggestions:
Obey your parents.
Give a smile.
Give an offering.
Be a friend to a lonely person.
Pray About It
Thank your, Father God, for the gift of Jesus. Thank you for loving me and for giving me loving parents. Help me to learn to give. Help me to be more like Jesus. Amen.