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18th December 2022

The Gift of Christmas


The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory,

the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.


John 1:14



I once observed a little child when she was given a present. The wrapping paper was quickly removed. The box was opened and when she saw her present, her eyes lit up like any childs would. She played with her gift for a while. But soon, her attention shifted to the box and the colourful wrapping paper. I was amused to see her more interested in the box and the paper than in the actual gift she had been given.


Sadly, we often do the same at Christmas time. We celebrate Christmas with gusto, but our attention is often given more to the boxes and wrapping paper than to the actual Gift of Christmas. I am not talking about the gifts we spend hours buying and exchanging at Christmas. I am referring to the greatest gift—the gift of God’s Son, which Christmas celebrates. What will have your attention this year?


Read

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24.

Prayer

Thank You, Father God, for the true Gift of Christmas, Your own dear Son, my Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.



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