By Evangelist Linda Clifford-Hayes
We are in the Christmas season, a season traditionally for giving and receiving gifts. I do not know anyone (from whatever culture or age) that does not like getting a gift. Some of us even enjoy buying gifts for others, simply to see the sheer delight on that person’s face.
For sure, when you get a gift, you can’t wait to unwrap its packaging and to see what is inside. A gift is meant to be a blessing and indicates what that person means to you.
We try to give something that will be useful, bring value – something that that person has not had before. I love shopping for gifts.
When my eldest daughter was about 9 years old and at Christmas time, I remember she had so many presents, she had forgotten to open one, till days later. The gift had got pushed between the cushions of the sofa.
Did you know that a most precious gift, was given to You just waiting for you to unwrap? Yes. It is the gift of the eternal life, made possible through the life of the little baby Jesus, the central part of the Christmas story.
The bible says God so loved us, that he gave his precious Son – (hurtling through the 3rd, 2nd and 1st dimensions of the universe – like superman if you like) to be planted in the womb of a virgin mother, be born and then eventually die a cruel death on a cross, so that we could live.
The sad thing is, not many have opened this gift. His gift is still sitting unwrapped on the mantle piece or hearth of many peoples lives. The blessing and value that this gift would bring, being missed or ignored.
Today , I want to remind you that you have an unopened gift, the gift of life, which can be opened and by simply saying this prayer :
Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the son of God, who loves me and who died on the cross to take away my sins and so that I could have eternal life.
Thank you. I accept this gift.
I ask you to forgive me of my sins. Come into my heart and show me the way.
If you have said this prayer and want to know more about your gift, find a bible believing church , who will be able to explain more or make contact with the author through this website.