Do you get what you want for Christmas? Last year I did! It’s rare that I ask for anything. Usually, it’s just something from my son—something bought at the school Christmas bazaar. For instance, this year, it was a miniature, magnetized, reversible screwdriver. How thoughtful of my 9-yr-old!
So this year, no-one has asked me what I want. Not sure what I’d ask for. I would enjoy a new subscription to Ancestry.com! I would love two tickets (me and my wife) to England. I’d be ecstatic over two tickets to Israel! But then I might as well just wish for a million dollars while I’m at it. None of those is likely as a gift this year or any year!
I guess I shouldn’t complain though. Several people will get presents they don’t want. Some of them will even return them. Of course, that should surprise no-one.
The very first Christmas present was kept for 33 years before it was torn, battered, and utterly rejected. It was a gift the whole world (then, now, and future) needs, yet was despised by those who had it in their presence. It was the PERFECT gift. It was the original gift that keeps on giving.
If I gave my son something as simple as a Hot Wheels car and he tossed it aside, I’d be heart-broken over the rejection. How much more is God heart-broken over our rejection of His gift, Jesus!
The reason for the season, as trite as that has become in recent years, is the Gift of Life through the Gift of Jesus!