Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Gifts

When I think of Christmas gifts I picture beautiful presents under a tree waiting to be opened. Gifts are presented to us by those who care for us and love us. Gifts have the quality of being something we do not earn or often even deserve. In fact to truly be a gift there can be no expectation of being paid back. Sadly the idea of present exchange is often a part of our celebration. A true gift is not earned or repaid.
Salvation is like that in many ways. It is a precious and priceless gift of God. There is no way we would earn it or buy it. We certainly do not deserve it but God in an act of love and compassion offers it to each of us as a gift. It is the perfect gift that keeps on giving.
Merry Christmas Arms