Posted by: Larry Hoekman | December 16, 2015

Christmas — A Son is Given . . .

Day 2245: But this one thing I do – forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead . . .

Scripture: For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace! Isaiah 9:6  

Thoughts/questions: When something is given, there is someone else doing the receiving. Without the receiving, there can be no giving. Our extended family finds a needy family and supports their Christmas.

This Saturday, we will be ‘giving’ them their gifts, but the receiver is embarrassed to receive our gifts. However, as givers we want our gifts received with thankfulness. Hopefully that will happen. God is the same! Jesus, His Son, was ‘given’ to us! His gift for us to receive! Not to be earned but simply accepted.

If you’ve never received God’s Christmas gift, do so today. Confess your sin and ask Jesus to come into your heart and be Lord of your life!

If you’ve already done this, be thankful for God’s great gift and take advantage of this time of year, when pretty much everyone is celebrating the birth of Jesus, to share God’s gift to all!!!

Suggested prayer: Father God, You willingly gave Your Son because of Your love for us. Help me to love others as You do and speak to them about Jesus . . .

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