Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Gift

The Gift of Christmas

This morning I was reflecting on our sermon at church. It focused on gift giving and
What that looks like as a believer.

In the past I have always tried to get my children anything and everything on their list.
I felt I was doing my best at making them “happy”. Now as I think about this Christmas
the perfect gift I could give, it becomes much more important.

This holiday season I pray that the gift I’m able to at least show my family would be the amazing gift of salvation. That somehow they will see Christ in me.
Luke 1:50 says: "His mercy goes on from generation to generation, to all who fear him."
This is the most important thing on my heart. What will my children inherit? What about my grandchildren?
It is my desire that they would even know our Lord’s mercy in a greater measure than even I experienced and to know it sooner than I realized it!

This year I pray that each of us realize our true gift! We have been given the gift of eternal life along with the gifts of the spirit, which will cause us to give mercy and grace to others just as Christ has given to us!

May you each be blessed,

Holly :)

1 comment:

  1. Holly, that was so good to read. Holly, the message I heard on Sunday was "The Perfect Gift" from Luke 1:26-35; It talked about the gift of Hope. I thank God for knowing the gift, and then sharing it with our children. I thank God that I had the opportunity to share that gift with my sons when they were babies, and then as grown men, and now I await them to share with theirs, as I hope to be able to do it too. I know how you feelt! Your sharing always blesses our hearts. Thanks, and I love that picture too. God bless you my sister and friend in the Lord.