Think back with me….what was the best gift you’ve ever received?
Was it from a family member?
Can you remember exactly when it was, where you opened it up/received it etc?
When you receive a gift that represents a little more than just what you asked for, it means just that much more, if that makes any sense.
The moment stays with you for longer, your appreciation for the gift and the thought that went into it is greater, and the meaning behind it and the person who gave it to you reminisces with you for years to come, possibly forever.
To give you an example of what that is for me, my dad bought me a new car when I graduated from college, it was a navy-blue Chevrolet Equinox and let me tell you, I worked my little butt off all throughout college, graduated with cum laude honors to earn that car. I truly appreciated it and receiving it brought me such comfort, knowing that it will last me a while.
But something like that, I know, is such a materialistic thing to appreciate so much.
Here we are, in the second week of December and holiday season is upon us. Have you gotten your shopping done? Is everything wrapped up and under the tree? Maybe you will be giving someone their best gift this year that they will remember forever,
It’s that time of the year when we really need to realize what gifts are the most important, even unrepayable.
You’re probably thinking, “what do you mean by that?” Well, I’m talking about the eternal gift of life from God.
Romans 6:23 tells us that “God gives you the gift of eternal life, because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done.”
How incredible is that? The greatest gift all of us will ever receive in our lifetime is the gift of eternal life, from God himself! Sometimes I find myself forgetting that. Believing it and knowing it, ye;, but overlooking it and not truly appreciating it for all that it means.As you move into the chaos of life these next few weeks, really consider what the reason is for this season and reflect on the eternal glorious gift that God gave to each of us. And spread the good news to others when they have doubt, get caught up in life, and forget the truth. As always, but especially during this holiday season upon reflection, spread love, share His gift, and remember to Live Scripture Strong.