Thursday, December 18, 2008

THANKFUL THURSDAY...the best gift ever!

Each year, you open the gift from Aunt Mae from Toledo and you have to ask yourself, "what is this?" and "what do you do with it?" We have all gotten those strange, peculiar gifts that we just don't know what to do with.

WHAT IS THE WORST GIFT YOU HAVE RECEIVED?

If you are running out of idea's for that perfect gift ... and looking for something that will "Wow" your family and friends, here are some suggestions of actual gifts people have received....


~ a half pack of tube socks
~ a copy of the yellow pages book
~ a 10 pound sack of rice
~ a 9 volt battery

(YES, these are actual gifts received. They were actually wrapped, and placed under someones tree!)

CHRISTMAS IS A TIME TO GIVE YOUR VERY BEST!

Your best does not have to be expensive, but certainly your best could be more than a 1/2 of a package of socks! ( a complete package would be nice!)

Today, on THANKFUL THURSDAY, I am so thankful that such a long time ago, the very best gift was given to me. I did not deserve it, but yet it was so sacrificially given. Wrapped in love and grace...God's gift to me was His forgiveness and His grace.

EPHESIANS 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Now THAT is the best gift ever! No matter how you wrap it - it never disappoints and it will "Wow" you all the way to eternity!

What are you thankful for today? Join IRIS at GRACE ALONE for other grateful hearts on this Thankful Thursday.

23 comments:

Denise said...

Amen, Jesus is the best gift ever, love you.

Lynn said...

Amen, Laurie...

Amen...What a wonderful post today. Merry Christmas.

Melanie said...

Oh, yes.. Jesus is the best gift ever!

Merry Christmas, Laurie!

Bogie said...

Wow, such a nice post! Happy TT and A blessed Christmas to you and your family!

Peggy said...

AMEN! & BLESSINGS LAURIE...Jesus is the BEST GIFT without a doubt and all the other gifts He gives us! His forgiveness & GRACE...aMazing and I am thankful as well for these
GIFTS that come wrapped in Eternal Life from a manger to the cross...
He gives us His PRESENCE then & now

Thank you Laurie for your clever post! You are a blessing! Thanks!
(NO TT from me just lots of THANKS)

Grammy said...

Hi Laurie,
You are right that the best gift if all can not be seen or touched. as with the movie I spoke of. in my tt post. It was god that woke me using this movie to inspire a desire to live on. And gave me new a passion for life that I have never felt before.
Have a great week and be blessed my friend.

Serendipity said...

Amen! There's no better gift than Jesus! Happy TT!

Nancie said...

Thank God for the gift of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the best gift ever! Thank you for sharing your thankful heart with us. And thanks for your encouragement. Take care and God bless!

Beth in NC said...

Hi Laurie,

I am with you! Jesus, in a manger = best gift to the world! Now, the half a pack of tube-socks, hmmmm. That is sad. :o)

Love,
Beth

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

May we remember this all year long!

Michele Williams said...

Jesus is the best gift ever! Amen!

Tammy said...

Jesus is the best! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Cheryl said...

Amen to that! HE is the best gift EVER! Thanks for a great post. Merry CHRISTmas~

Susan said...

Amen for the BEST gift, and one that keeps giving!!

Blessings to you this TT Laurie♥

Laurie Ann said...

Oh yes, the very best gift received is Jesus! I am so grateful God gave His only Son for us! Great post! Worst gift I've ever received...nothing. Now, I know we shouldn't expect things from people; however, one year over at the ILs, the kids were all excited because they didn't see any gifts under the tree and they figured she had them in their boxes, ready to draw. Over lunch they announced they were not doing presents that year. The kids were heartbroken! My gift was always the delight in hearing the kids draw their numbers and rifling through their boxes for the corresponding gift, seeing the excitement in their eyes, so I missed my gift that year! However, on the list you gave, I would not turn down at 10 lb. bag of rice, LOL! I store that baby and use it forever! LOL! Have a happy Thankful Thursday and a Merry Christmas!

Bonnie said...

How true it is - no matter what we receive (my strangest gift was a silk pantsuit from my grandmother. Champagne & copper color. Silk. Pantsuit. ummm... racy... It was the 70's. I was 10...) we are so blessed by the ultimate gift to which nothing can compare! Have a blessed Christmas.

Aisha said...

Yeah! Jesus is the best gift of all! Nothing compares to Him! :)

Devita said...

Amen! There are many things to be thankful everyday and we must take a short time to give thanks every time we have a spare time for it. I am now learning to give thanks for every simple little things because I know that He is good all the time.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

YES! AMEN AND AMEN!

Debra said...

Laurie,

Amen ~ Jesus ~ the bestest gift ever!

Blessings to you Laurie!

Jill said...

Amen Laurie!

Blessings to you and your precious family this holiday season!

Thanking God Jesus is our REASON!

Thanking God He did not come for a season!

Hugs,
Jill

Marsha said...

Amen! Thank You, Father, for sending us the BEST gift...EVER!!!

Ann said...

You know, I actually asked for the 10 lb bag of flour... :) Jesus is the best gift ever!