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Unwrap the Greatest Gift

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you.”

– 1 Peter 1:3,4

I love watching my kids on Christmas morning. In fact, the older I get, the more I realize that many of the traditions we enjoy in this season are centered around children. As a parent, there’s sheer delight in giving your kids things you know they’ll love, wrapping them up tightly, and seeing their suspense and excitement as they tear into their packages. Even better is the look of wonder on their faces when they behold what’s inside. It’s all part of the blessing of giving good gifts and experiencing the joy that comes through generosity. However, I sometimes wonder what would it be like if our kids never opened their gifts. What if we went shopping, wrapped them up, made them pretty, and put them under the tree only to stare at them? How agonizing would that be for our children and even for us? You see, gifts are made to be unwrapped because only when they’re opened can their true value and benefit be appreciated.

My friend, Jesus is the greatest gift ever given, but you have to unwrap His love. If you’ve never received Him as your Savior and best friend, that’s the first step; but once you’ve become part of His family, there is even more to be revealed. Every day, there are new mercies showered on you, but to realize their benefit, you must seek Him through worship, prayer, study, and quiet reflection. This is the most powerful way of unwrapping the limitless trove of treasure that comprises your eternal inheritance. As you allow His presence to fill your life, you will find new presents around every corner.

Prayer


Jesus, I want to unwrap the many presents I have in you. Help me to live in your presence.

Reflection


How do you unwrap God’s love in your life?

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2 Responses

  1. Yes, How do we unwrap God’s love in our everyday life? That is the question that I need guidance. Bobby, how do you do it? Tips on how I can also maximally unwrap that love?
    I know I am doing so but maybe am not maximizing. Sharing experiences can help me do it better. I want to “milk” and squeeze it all if I can
    Why not?

  2. I keep that First Love HE poured out on me alive in my Heart . Seeking HIs Voice in the quiet time every morning and throughout the day . Remembering I can do nothing without HIM. Asking the Holy Spirit to keep me close and help me respond to HIs leading . Most of alll, loving Jesus with a grateful heart ♥️ Merry Christmas to you and Happy Birthday JESUS ! Thank you for coming!! Sincerely, Laura

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