I love to give gifts. I give gifts to people for their birthday, graduation, wedding, birth of a baby and anniversary. But my favorite time of the year to give gifts is Christmas. At this time of the year, I remember God’s wonderful gift of His Son, Jesus.
Jesus’ life on earth was filled with gifts for us. First, He was born to be our Savior. Second, Jesus never sinned. He gave us the example of how we can live a pure life. Third, when Jesus died on the cross, He became the sacrifice for our sins. Fourth, when Jesus arose and went back to heaven, He gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit to live in us and comfort us every day. And fifth, as we think about Jesus coming again, we know that He gave us the promise of eternal life.
Paul talked about all of this in Ephesians 2:4-5. “But God is rich in mercy, and he loved us very much. We were spiritually dead because of all we had done against him. But he gave us new life together with Christ. (You have been saved by God’s grace.)”
God has given us so many gifts through Jesus. Thank God by loving Him with all your heart, your soul, your mind and your strength!