Christmas gifts, so fun to wrap. Trying to find just the right colour paper or concealing the bumps and lumps of that awkward gift that just won’t seem to fit into a box or bag, can be challenging. All the while we are thinking about the one who will be opening it up and hoping they will love what we have chosen especially for them.
God does that too. He wraps up gifts for us in all shapes and sizes and colours and gives them to us daily. We can choose to smile at them or walk by and ignore them.
God has other gifts for us too. We often think “oh God, don’t bother, I don’t need anything more”. Aren’t you glad about the ones you stopped to unwrap with a thankful heart? What wonderful surprises!
Perhaps we want to say, “God, you really shouldn’t have, it wasn’t necessary”. But oh, yes it is and He does, daily, hourly, moment by moment, give. He gives big ones, like those in 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12 and Ephesians 4. They are like the gift game where an enormous, gaily decorated, package is slowly unwrapped, layer by layer of paper as the music stops. We never know who will get the gift. The fun part is when the gift inside is revealed and shared with the others. Like us, our gifts are to be enjoyed and shared with the rest of the world, so we can do our part in continuing to build ‘His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven’.
Have a Merry Christmas!