Words of Life: The greatest gift of all

By Kay Owen-Larson

“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32

God is love! And out of that love, He gives good gifts to His children. He delights to pour out His blessings upon all of us. I have had many gifts given to me throughout the years but the greatest gift that has ever been given to me has been the precious Son of our Heavenly Father and His name is Jesus. That gift is still available to anyone who will ask today.

Do you think that Mary realized the special gift that had been given to her so many years ago? There is a song, “Mary, Did You know?” that I think asks some of the same questions. Let me quote a few of the verses.

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child that you’re holding is the great I AM?
Artist: Mark Lowry

Today, I think we are given gifts that we do not always recognize as gifts. It’s alright not to recognize some of the special gifts that we are given, but we MUST NOT miss out on the most important Gift of all, and that is the Gift of Jesus Christ.

There are also other gifts that the Lord wants to give us, especially this year. One is the gift of peace of mind and heart.

“I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27, NLT
Have a very blessed and peace-filled Christmas!

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