#Christmas is not about buying gifts for yourself but it is all about giving! There is so much joy in giving. It is always fun to wrap a gift and give it to someone, and then watch their reaction as they unwrap the gift.
Jesus First Advent/ Coming reminds us of the Great Giver, the God Himself.
Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that HE GAVE his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
When God gave His Son Jesus, it shows three things about his giving:
- The Quality of Gift: It was the very best gift.
- The Cost of Gift: It was the very big sacrificial gift.
- The Purpose of Gift: It was the very thing you and I needed.
It teaches us a few things about giving during this season.
- We need to give the best gift.
- We need to do our homework to find out the need of the person.
- Our gift should be wrapped with sacrificial love.
What are you planning to give? What kind of gift are you wrapping? What does it do to you? Is it a sacrificial gift? Is the gift you are wrapping really needed or useful? What impact will it have on the recipient?
Christmas is not thinking about ourselves, but thinking about the need of others. We are reminded by Paul in Acts 20:35
“….remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
There are many ways of giving. You can give to spread the message of Christmas to those who have never heard about Jesus.
Contact me if you need ideas about giving this Christmas.
At His Second Advent/ coming, we will be given rewards /gifts at the Bema Seat of Christ. I would encourage you to give a gift that would bring change in a person’s life, home, and community. It is part of our stewardship and accountability toward our Living God, to whom we have to give an account someday!
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Revelation 22:12