Advent is a time of gift giving

Today’s  word is gift.  Were you busy this weekend trying to find the perfect gift for a loved one?  So many times we get so caught up in what to get so and so, we forget why we are doing it.  Today my pastor spoke about the ‘perfect gift’ given by God.  2 Corinthians 9:15 “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift.”  God’s gift was so perfect it was considered by the Apostle Paul to be indescribable- so great that words would fail him if he tried to describe it.  Scripture tells us in John 3:16 that God loved us so much he gave us his only son so that through faith we might have life eternal and be restored to a relationship with Him.  God’s gift is exactly what we need for salvation, hope, eternal life, peace and connectedness with God.  No wonder Paul called God’s gift to us, his son Jesus, the indescribable gift.    Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”   Ephesians 2:8-9a “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works,”     The gift God gave us, when He sent Jesus, frees us though faith from eternal death and is not something we can earn or work.  It is a true gift from God.

What will you do with the gift of Jesus this season?   Will  you accept it and then tell others of his wondrous gift of salvation?




2 thoughts on “Advent is a time of gift giving

  1. Thank you for giving the gift of yourself, Linda, like the little drummer boy–gave himself and his music. You give of yourself and your writing for the Lord. He must be well pleased. XO

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