Well, there’s not many more shopping days left until Christmas and people all over are feeling the stress which comes with the self-inflicted demands of finding the right gift. How much should I spend? Should I get something practical or merely gratifying? Does a gift exist which keeps on giving? This site gives 31 gifts which keep on giving… 31 Gift Ideas – Enjoy! and I have to say that #20 is a real memory maker!
We have to admit, we get caught up during this time of year with buying gifts for so many people who fill our lives. It’s not something we struggle with all year long, just at this time. What is the perfect gift? Really, what we want to know is how to give the best gift ever which eclipses all other gifts that person will get….c’mon, just be honest…it’s true!
As you’re looking for that perfect gift for that special someone, don’t forget the greatest gift you can give all year long but especially at this time of the year – Jesus.
What if we were as determined each day to resemble Jesus to those around us as we are obsessed with finding the right gifts at Christmas? What if we were so committed to recognizing opportunities to relate who Jesus is? How about becoming intentional about sharing not only our faith, but our reason for it? (1 Peter 3:15)
We have devoted so much time to making sure we give the best gift we can give, but it is a temporary gift. We all know…..nothing lasts forever, let alone its expected lifetime. Things break, get lost, lose their allure, and they may even be……wait for it……re-gifted! Yet, the Jesus we each serve never fails, never forsakes, and He is always relevant to what lives need most – salvation.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, and we have the opportunity to share with others our generosity and love which comes in the form of many different types of gifts. Yet, let’s not forget to give what matters most – Jesus. He’s a gift which can change a person’s eternity. He’s a gift which can change the life and outlook of someone today. More than any temporary gift I can give, Jesus will be a gift which keeps giving again and again to those who receive it – hope, joy, love, salvation – He can give what is needed most!