It may be at least as fun to carefully consider a gift selection for someone you care about that required significant cost (time and/or money). Then seeing the joy on their face when they receive it lets you know it was worth it! As you think about gifts this Christmas, remember the Creator of the Universe planned well in advance the Greatest Gift of All (Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6 and Isaiah 53:1-12). This gift of the Messiah, Jesus, provided for all of us the opportunity for a full, abundant life - Our BEST life, now and forever (John 10:10).
What we do with that gift makes all the difference in the world. God in His Holiness cannot ignore sin and none of us live up to our own standards all the time, so we certainly do not live up to God’s (Romans 3:23). Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The good news is that God had planned from the beginning that Jesus, The Lamb of God, would pay the debt on our behalf (Romans 5:8). All we have to do is receive the gift (John 1:12) and follow Him (Romans 6:18).
This Christmas don’t miss the Greatest Gift of All!