The Perfect Gift: Gifts of Christmas Part One – Devotional

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The Perfect Gift: Gifts of Christmas Part One – Devotional

The perfect gift. We spend so much time shopping to give family and friends gifts that will delight and bless family and friends. However, nothing can match the most perfect gift ever given, that of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. All other gifts pale in comparison, and once you know the Savior, you need nothing else. I would love to hear your comments!

 

 

2MefromHim Devotional

The Perfect Gift

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights… James 1:17

The Perfect Gift scripture

The perfect gift, one-size-fits-all, guaranteed-to-last-for-a-lifetime gift, needed by everyone who ever lived, came in an unexpected way. Mary and Joseph were poor and obscure, but exceptional in their obedience to care for the baby God entrusted to their care. Angels of annunciation sang. Shepherds left their flocks. Wise men from the east sought the place where the new King was born. All had need of the Christ Child’s gift.

Year after year, our family stood on a busy street corner in the cold, as part of our church’s live Christmas nativity scene. No quiet town of Bethlehem surrounded us. Wrapped in homemade robes with crowns, itchy beards, shepherds crooks, and angel wings, we stood on a busy street corner as long lines of slow-moving cars filled the air with exhaust. However, our message was the same as on that first Christmas. God’s perfect gift to the world, Jesus Christ, is born.

The Perfect Gift meme

Playing roles in the church tableau gave us the opportunity to reflect on the true “gift” of Christmas. It isn’t available in stores, but is free to all who truly desire to know the King of Kings, the Giver of every good and perfect gift.

God provided the perfect gift before men were aware of their need, His Son, born as a fully human child. Jesus came to a world of lost and dying people. He lived without sin, yet was willing to die for ours. As the fully divine Son of God, He rose to life again that we might be freed from the power of sin and receive the gift of eternal life.

Rich, poor, educated, unemployed, suffering, or abundantly blessed, we all need salvation. In Romans, Paul says, “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” The Book of Romans also says, “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” The perfect gift of God is “eternal life in Christ Jesus.”

Knowing the story of Christmas, acting it out, singing songs, even knowing scriptures can’t save us.

Gifts are only of benefit when accepted by the receiver. If we never accept Jesus Christ as Savior, we don’t possess the gift of eternal life in heaven. If we fail to receive Him as Lord of our lives, we won’t experience the abundant daily life of peace and the power of the Holy Spirit.

This Christmas, concentrate on the gift of God’s Son. He knows the perfect gift for you.

© Copyright by Norma Gail Thurston Holtman, November 29, 2012, December 4, 2017

About the author:

Norma Gail authorNorma Gail’s debut contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, won the 2016 Bookvana Religious Fiction Award. A women’s Bible study leader for over 21 years, her devotionals and poetry have appeared at ChristianDevotions.us, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, Historical Writers of America, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Norma is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 41 years. They have two adult children. If you’re interested in connecting with her, you’re to follow her blog, or join her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Goodreads, or Amazon.

 

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