Is there such a thing as ďthe perfect
giftĒ? At Christmastime, shoppers go in search of it.
Everyone wants his or her gift to be just what that
receiver has always wanted. The things that people
really want to make their lives better, canít be bought
from a store. Iím talking about good health, peace of
mind, financial security, and long life to name a few.
There is a gift that can provide the missing elements of
our lives. Best of all, anyone who knows where to find
it can tell you where to get itófree of charge. It
sounds too good to be true, but this is one gift that
delivers what it promises.
God presented this perfect gift to the world over 2,000
years ago. His son, Jesus, was born in a stable in
Bethlehem to a humble carpenter and his betrothed, a
virgin named Mary. There was no get-together to
celebrate the blessed event, only a star casting down
its light from the night sky.
During the Christmas holiday, those who are Christians
celebrate Jesusí birth as the beginning of something
wonderful. Without his birth, there could not have been
a victorious death at Calvary and eternal salvation for
every believer. Jesusí life upon this earth was short,
but he left behind a lifetime of teaching.
Godís love became real through Jesus Christ. Those who
longed to know that God cared about them had at last
found comfort. I grew up in the church thanks to my
grandmother, but it wasnít until I became an adult that
I accepted Jesusí message and received Godís gift of
salvation. Now, I have a friend who will never
disappoint me and a Father who answers when I call.
Remember the things I mentioned earlier: good health,
peace of mind, financial freedom, and long life? God
provides for them all through his Son. I can sleep
better at night knowing that He is taking care of me. I
also trust my beautiful family to Him, too. Whenever I
hear my children pray or see my husband delivering the
sermon at church on Sunday, I am grateful for Jesus
Christ in our lives.
Would you like to know where to find Godís greatest
gift? Heís as close as your knees are to the floor. Tell
him that you want him to become a part of your life. Ask
him to forgive your sins and make your heart and mind
whole again. The greatest gift of all is now yours.
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