Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY WORD...the best Christmas gift!

It is Christmastime!
Everyone is rushing around, trying to get the decorations up, go to concerts and parties and wrap all of those gifts!

In last week's YOUR OPINION MATTERS POLL, I polled the readers the following question, "What is your favorite thing about the Christmas season?" The top 3 responses were:

1. 50% voted and said it was remembering the greatest gift of all - Jesus!
2. Another 50% responded and said it was gathering with family.
3. 33% voted that buying gifts was their favorite.

I also love buying gifts at Christmas, but one of the most dreaded things in the world to me this time of year is having to buy someone a gift and I have NO idea what to get. I will wander from store to store until I find that "perfect" gift!

What is the best Christmas gift you have ever received?

As a child, was it a doll or an action figure? As an adult, was it something homemade or something that cost alot of money?

Getting presents is good, but I LOVE to give gifts.
What is the best Christmas present that you have ever given?

Most likely it was something that was given from your heart. Did you know that the best Christmas gift ever given was one given from the heart? It wasn't a toy, it wasn't a board game or even clothing. It was the greatest gift ever given and its the kind of gift that just keeps giving and giving!

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life."

On the very first Christmas morning, many centuries ago, God gave from His heart, He gave you and He gave me a gift that cost more than anything in the whole wide world. He could have wrapped up the stars and the planets and dropped them on our doorstep, He could have swept up all of the diamonds and gold and dropped them in our front yard, but He wanted to give His very, very best .... so He gave us His Son!

Now that is the best Christmas gift anyone could receive...and what can we give Him back? Our heart, our love, our thanks, our worship, our faithfulness...our life!

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