The Perfect Gift

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:8-11)

At some point in life everyone has received that horrible gift that defies logic. Perhaps you have given such a gift to someone? But the question is: Why give a gift that is meaningless? Maybe it’s because we don’t really know the person very well, or maybe it’s just that we are giving the gift as an obligation? But true giving is more about the person and how much we care for them. And when we truly love someone, we will give gifts according to their desires and needs.

Unlike humanity, God knows the deepest desires and needs of every human being. Therefore, He only gives gifts to His children that are a perfect fit for their needs and desires. He is able to do this because He intimately understands the true need of the human heart.

That is why He gave The Perfect Gift, His Son Jesus Christ! The gift was all about the true needs of the recipient. And according to the need of His children, God gave a gift that would last forever.

So, during this holiday season seek to understand the true needs of the other person, and according to that need, give a perfect gift that will last!

It is only three days until Christmas and I have yet to go Christmas shopping for the “perfect” gifts. As I read this it challenged me to stop and ponder what a perfect gift that will last, would be for those I have yet to get something for. With the hustle and bustle of the season it’s so easy to get caught up in the thought, let’s just get this done and think yes, that will do and get something for the sake of saving time. Christ didn’t think that when He chose to come to earth to live then knowingly die for us all because He loved us so much, He truly gave the ultimate gift so this year let’s truly give a gift that will last and do it with a loving heart. Christ our redeemer died on The Cross, died for the sinner paid all his dues; Sprinkle your soul with the blood of the Lamb, “And I will pass, will pass over you.” He is the perfect gift. Share Him with someone and give your very best.

Have a wonderful day in The Lord!

Today’s Reading is Luke 2:1-20