The Receiving of a Gift
Today I received a gift from one of our patients. She put it together herself. Last year she gave me a beautiful angel. You can see her here.
A huge part of the Christmas season is gift giving. We put miles on our feet at the mall and deal with full parking lots looking for just the right gift.
When you think about it, the easiest part of the whole Christmas season is the receiving of a gift. We didn't have to fight lines for it, our arms weren't weighed down with shopping bags while in pursuit of yet another gift. We weren't frustrated if the bow just wouldn't work the right way, or if we cut the cellophane just a bit too short and had to cut another piece.
No, we just had to extend our arms to receive it.
And say "Thank you."
In Acts 20:35 the Apostle Paul said"... and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
There is more energy that goes into the giving of a gift. There is more sacrifice. There is more "blood, sweat, and tears".
The receiver just has to open the gift and enjoy it!
Isn't this so pretty?!! I love it!!
I love the lights inside the "present".
I love the silver with the red bow. I just think it's beautiful!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
We were given a gift, a gift of love, a gift of salvation, and all we have to do is receive it (Him) and say "Thank you".
This Christmas season when you receive a gift, even though you may be expecting one, be truly thankful for everything that person had to go through to get if for you.