Christmas is a great time to reflect on the treasures in our lives. Upon seeing the baby Jesus, the wise men opened their hearts and presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. In fact, it was expected — especially in the East — that one would never appear before royalty or a person of importance without bringing gifts. And knowing who they were visiting, they gave lavishly. However, their gifts were not the real treasure — Jesus was the treasure.
Speaking of treasure, one Christmas, I received a BMX GTE Elite bike that I had been wanting for a long time, and boy, was I excited! I was thrilled with it for about three weeks… until the luster wore off. It’s amazing how what we have can become so much a part of our identity, yet our possessions do nothing to truly satisfy us. Neither do our worldly accomplishments. Though we’ve all been to a work Christmas party or social gathering, met a stranger, and been asked, “What do you do?”, our achievements and success will never fill the void within.
Friend, can I give you some freedom as we celebrate this Christmas season? Stop obsessing about what you have, what people say about you, or what you do for a living. Begin to believe, just for a moment, that you are an absolute treasure. God loves you, and you are precious to Him just the way you are. In the care of Jesus Christ, your future is bright because it’s rooted in the fullness of His sufficiency and salvation!