Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15).
Did you receive the perfect Christmas gift today? Ideally, it would have been a surprise, something you didn’t realise you needed, or something so costly you would never have given to yourself.
Pause a moment in the festivities of this day, and remember thatwe have already received the perfect gift. It is the essence of Christmas and the Gospel. That tiny baby in the manger of Bethlehem was indeed perfect in every way. He had to be, so he could be the Saviour of the world. He was perfect, so that all who look upon Him will final all that they lack.
Heaven delivered the perfect gift in a humble village in a backwater of the world, so that whatever your address, whether it be a palace or hut, it is a place to which you too can come. Heaven delivered the perfect gift unwrapped, naked upon the straw, so that there might be no barrier between you and Him. Heaven delivered the perfect gift in a tiny bundle, so that the awesomeness of that gift might not deter any person from approaching. Whether you are a shepherd or a king, you can come, fall on your knees, and receive heaven’s perfect gift.
The Life that was born in Bethlehem long ago is heaven’s perfect gift for you. He was born for you, lived for you, died for you, and rose for you.
And if you will accept Him, the One who was the Child of Bethlehem will stand in your place when you are called to answer for your life. That’s why it is so wonderful that He was just so absolutely perfect – the perfect gift.
Article supplied with thanks to Dr Eliezer Gonzalez.
About the Author: Dr Eli Gonzalez is the Senior Pastor of Good News Unlimited and the presenter of the Unlimited radio spots, and The Big Question. Sign up to his free online course called Becoming a Follower of Jesus to learn about Jesus and His message.