Christmas is GIFTS
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.”
is not for sale -- it can’t be bought!
You won’t find it in the catalogue or on a shelf or even under the
counter. It might be found beneath a
tree. But it will most surely be found
in the attitude of the human heart. This
is no ploy serving enlightened self-interest.
This is no trick hidden up the sleeve of God. It’s an outright gift, and Christmas calls us
to give, with no ulterior motives, to give with an interior motive -- that of a
thankful, caring heart. God made
Christmas by giving Himself. Those wise
guys may have brought expensive offerings, but first of all and above all they
gave themselves, just as lowly shepherds did.
Give yourself to Christmas! Give
yourself for Christmas! Share it!
-- Don G. Smith, Lorne Park
Baptist Church, Mississauga, Ontario, December 7, 1985