Words of Life:
Â Gift Giving
Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Itâ€™s a time to spend with family and show love to each other. Â We generally give gifts to each other during this time of year. Â I think on the one hand, to give gifts to each other when itâ€™s someone elseâ€™s birthday is rather strange; but on the other hand, itâ€™s fun and exciting to give and receive gifts. Â Christmas is the day we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, and yet, we are giving gifts to each other. Â Why not give Jesus the gift? Â Well, I have two responses to this issue. Â First of all, we should give a gift to another person during this season because God gave the gift of his Son to the whole world. Â When we give gifts, we are following the example of God. Â He gave his Son to the whole world by sending Him to die on the cross for the sins of humanity. Â Jesus also said when you do something good to another person, it is like you are doing it to Him. Â We can give Jesus a gift during this season by doing what He commanded us to do. Â Jesus established two main priorities for us on earth: love God and love our neighbors. Â When we give a gift in love, we are following the commands of Jesus and therefore loving our neighbor.
God bless you and give gifts in God-honoring ways this season,
Pastor David Greenidge