Monday, December 19, 2016


Christmas is GIFTS

“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.”  (John 3:16)

Christmas 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


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