Friday, December 12, 2008

The Very Best Gift

Every year at this time, determined shoppers search high and low for the perfect Christmas present. When it comes to the people we love, nothing but the very best gift will do.

That’s why God sent His Son into the world. Did you know that the very Best Gift you can ever receive has already been given to you in the person of Jesus Christ?

In giving us the Best Gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, God spared no expense to show us how much He loves us. Romans 5:8 tells us that “God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” His is a costly gift.

Sometimes it is not the most expensive gift that means the most. It’s the thought that counts. Ephesians 1:4 says that “He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.” His is a thoughtful gift.

No matter how thoughtful, today’s treasure is often tomorrow’s clutter. Romans 6:23 tells us that “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Jesus offers eternal life with Him in heaven to those who put their trust in Him. His is a timeless gift.

This gift He offers is yours to receive. And it’s already been paid for. “We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Though the gift is free, we must willingly receive it by faith. “To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)

Will you accept His Best Gift?


Anonymous said...

we should put that on something. better yet, we should call our Christmas musical Best Gift or something