Thursday, December 23, 2010

THANKFUL THURSDAY...The greatest gift of all!

Have you ever noticed the difference in our gift giving for Christmas and that of the three wise men? Instead of toys, their gifts consisted of gold, frankincense and myrrh and most likely their gifts were not wrapped in snowman wrapping paper, in fact, they probably were not wrapped at all.

Another big difference in our gift giving traditions and that of the Magi is that we give gifts to one another while the three wise men gave the first Christmas gifts to Jesus! As I look under my tree, I noticed that all of the gifts are addressed to us, instead of Jesus.

One of the greatest gifts we can receive is the gift of the love, joy and peace that Jesus Christ brings. This is also the best gift we can offer others. This year, it is my desire to give someone the gift of Jesus. It will be a gift that will keep giving for a lifetime! No batteries required. Only acceptance.

"When the saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. (11) And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mry His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankicense and myrrh." (Matthew 2:10,11)

Iris is hosting THANKFUL THURSDAY this week. Please join us this week as we give thanks for the greatest gift of all...Jesus! May we all join our hearts together as we give Him praise and thanks! CLICK HERE to link up your TT post!


bp said...

Merry Christmas to you! Hope you are doing well.
God bless you!

Whidbey Woman said...

Great post, Laurie!

Anonymous said...

"No batteries required"... Love it! :)

Merry Christmas to you!


jhunnelle said...

Love peace and joy i thank Him for all these things can be given to us if we accept His Son.

I want that gift better that material things.

Judith C Evans said...

Beautiful reminder of the reason for the season...have a lovely Christmas!

Rita T. said...

The wise men sure did know what was important. Surely seeing the Christ topped the list. May you have a blessed Christmas!

Tiff said...

So very true. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and may we ALL strive to give the gift of Jesus to others everywhere we go.

Anonymous said...

may my life be a constant gift of service to my Lord & Savior.