Monday, December 24, 2012
The 'leventh day of Christmas: The Gift
It's my dad's b-day today. I know, right? Christmas Eve! Well, we will be holding a little celebration for him later this evening. For the next paragraph, I want you to clear your mind of all the "Christmas buzz" in there and think about what I am about to say.
Let's say it's your birthday. Let's say it's the day of your birthday party. Picture all your friends around you, smiling and laughing with you. Your parent, who's running the party, announces "Present time!" Everyone scurries to get their gift, but surprisingly, they don't look like they are about to give any to you. Instead, they are giving them among themselves. Okay, something's wrong with this picture.
Do you think that might be how Jesus feels on Christmas Day? Sure, we know it's about Him, and celebrating His "birthday," but,
in the midst of His "birthday party," we are giving gifts among ourselves, and not really giving gifts to Him.
Let me ask you this question:
What are you giving Christ for Christmas???
There are plenty of options. Just remember, what would He like? Something like an ipod, or something like your heart?
I challenge you to give something to Him this Christmas. Something meaningful. Something that will better your relationship with Him. Something special!