Jesus: The Greatest of All Gifts

Daily Truth: “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him…they presented unto him gifts; ”  Matthew 2:11

Yesterday, was a flurry of gifts being given, meeting with family, and eating. Christmas Day is always a time of excitement – especially for the kids.  Although, I think my favorite part of Christmas is hearing the kids squeal with delight as they open their gifts. Yet, as we pack up the wrapping paper and some the Christmas decorations (ours stay up well into January – I just can’t bring myself to have the season end so abruptly) let us not forget the greatest gift every given.  The gift of Jesus Christ. Call me prejudice, but my oldest daughter wrote this poem and it sums up my thoughts quite precisely.

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift didn’t come in a giant box,                                                                                      It came in a manger where animals eat.

The Greatest Gift didn’t come in nice read and green wrapping paper,                                          It came wrapped in filthy rags. 

The Greatest Gift didn’t come with a large bow,                                                                                  It came lying in animal-eaten hay.                                                                                                          

The Greatest Gift wasn’t placed in a palace for nobles to view,                                                        It was placed in a barn, as perfect as it was, viewed by common shepherds. 

But the Greatest Gift is a Holy one                                                                                                      Sent from our Father to us.

Until next week and may you have the best of time with family and friends,

Rebekah

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