Gifts for God (5)

Today we will talk about the last — and most important — gift that we can give God. You can give this gift to God on Christmas Day or any day of the year. This important gift is your love.
I remember some of the gifts my children gave me when they were young — a rock from the shore of our favorite lake, a hand-painted picture of our family, a collage of things they picked up on their mountain hike. These gifts were not valuable according to the world. But to me, they were priceless. Why? Because I knew that my children were not just giving me a gift — they were giving me their love.
In our Bible Reading, Jesus tells us about the most important command. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind. This is the first and most important command” (verse 37-38). How can we love God this way? We can do this by focusing our lives on doing things that please Him.
Maybe you are giving gifts today to your family and friends. Don’t forget about God. Give Him the gift of your love!