Christmas is a time when we think about gifts – giving and receiving gifts. Trouble is, many of the gifts we give do not have the value to the recipient that was intended by the giver. Are we on the right track when it comes to gift giving? Research has shown that
Australia wastes million if not billions of dollars at Christmas time on unwanted gifts.
How might we determine which gifts are better or even the best? Could we consider criteria like how many people are impacted by the gift, for how long, and how significantly?
Good gifts are appreciated, better gifts are needed and appreciated. Surely the “best gift” is the one that benefits everyone in the most significant way, forever.
John 3:16 reminds us that,
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Jesus’ birth demonstrates God’s extraordinary love for the whole world, for all people for all time in all contexts, to deal with our greatest need – our need of forgiveness of sins.
This Christmas, consider why you wouldn’t accept Jesus best ever gift!