At this Christmas time of year, our thoughts often to gift-giving and what we will buy for a particular family member or friend. We spend time carefully thinking about the needs or likes of the recipient, trying to choose that “perfect” gift. Sometimes we are successful – sometimes we get stuck with the person who “has everything” or is “so hard to buy for.”
Not so with our Heavenly Father. He chose the “Perfect Gift” over two thousand years ago in the Person of His Son, Jesus Christ. Because He knew our need – being saved from our damning sin and needing Jesus’ blood to bring us into fellowship with Him. He sent the Son in whom He was well-pleased to die in order to give us the gifts of peace and joy, a loving and victorious relationship with Him, and life everlasting in Heaven. There never was and never will be a greater, more perfect gift than Jesus Christ. And His gift will never become broken, discarded, lost.
And so at this blessed time of year, we can run to our Father and throw our arms out to Him, and hear Him respond to our question, “What did you bring me?” What did He bring us? His only begotten Son.
Written Lynn Randall: Lynn serves at America’s Keswick as our Director of Human Resources.