THE GIFT OF LOVE
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16 KJV
Some children wanted to give their pastor a Bible for his birthday present so they tried to sell things to make the money. However, they couldn’t sell them and was unable to buy the Bible and it broke the children’s hearts. When the pastor found out about it, he was moved to tears that they cared that much.
God has all the money in the world but He gave us something from His heart that didn’t cost any money, the gift of His beloved Son. This is how much God loves you and me. We buy our loved ones gifts but are we giving them love from our heart? Do our children know how much we love them?
Someone said “I don’t have any money to buy my children Christmas gifts”. If you are like this person and don’t have the money to buy gifts, give your children the gift of love. We can buy the most expensive gifts for our children but if we don’t give them love, we haven’t given them anything.
May God help us to give our children and loved ones the gift of unconditional love not just at Christmas time but every day of the year. Our children need to see the love of Jesus in us and hear His unconditional love for them in the words we say to them. Thank God for His gift of unconditional love to us.
Joanne LoweAugust 2, 2016