The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Jodie StevensAt Christmas time we give gifts to one another to celebrate the ultimate one we have received, eternal life through our Savior Jesus Christ. It’s a gift so massive that nothing can contain it. It’s like a volcano that explodes with joy, its lava is love and out of it flow so many other gifts that grow naturally from this one great gift:

“…a future and a hope…” (Jeremiah 29:11)

…Rest for the “weary and burdened.” (Matthew 11:28 & 29)

“…power to the weak,” and “strength to the powerless.” (Isaiah 40: 29-31)

“…peace of mind and heart…” (John 14:27)

“…grace and glory…” (Psalm 84:11)

…Endurance and character through trials and suffering. (Romans 5:1-21)

…Wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6)

…Guidance and direction. (Proverbs 3: 5 & 6)

…Love that is real, deep, and eternal. (Romans 8: 37-39)

You will most likely open several gifts this Christmas and by next year they will probably be worn out if not forgotten altogether. But the true gift of Christmas, you won’t find under the tree.

It’s inside the human heart and it shines through a child’s eyes. Its message is from God and it can’t be legislated away. It is Christ and He is Christmas eternal – with us forever and in our darkest hours that come without ‘ribbons packages, or bows.’

Jodie Stevens

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Joanna Jullien says:

    Hi Jodie!

    It’s inside the human heart and it shines through a child’s eyes. Its message is from God and it can’t be legislated away. It is Christ and He is Christmas eternal – with us forever and in our darkest hours that come without ‘ribbons packages, or bows.’

    How easily we take for granted God’s indwelling power in each of us – that what is abundant, nearest and closest. We need to be reminded that we live in New Testament Times and so the power live an abundant life comes from within and it cannot be taken, but we can easily surrender it. J Beautiful work you are doing with this blog Jodie. Thank you.

    Love,

    Joanna

    Joanna Jullien

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