December 25, 2015

Read Matthew 1:21 

Amidst the chaos of discarded wrapping paper, empty stockings lying on the floor, and lights twinkling on the Christmas tree, what is the best gift you received (or will receive) today?  Many will cite “time spent with family.”  Young children may proclaim, “This is the best day ever!”  And, yet, a few will be disappointed that Santa didn’t supply their greatest wish.  Too often, the holidays create an atmosphere of stress to purchase gifts, attend parties, bake food, and be joyful through it all.  The simple days of Christmas have become commercialized and lack the true spirit meant to share the good news.

This day was meant to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It is His birthday. How do you find a gift for the One who truly has everything? What gift did you give Jesus today?  Does He  have your heart?  Why not give him that? 

You have already been given the greatest gift you could ever receive - a Savior to save you from your sins. Share the story of His gift today. Remember to take time to truly celebrate the reason for the season with your family.