Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift
This time of year, people drive themselves crazy looking for the perfect gift. It must be the “perfect” color, size and cost. There are those who will wake-up early, shop furiously and expend all their energy, just to find the “perfect” gift. There is a great delight in giving such a gift and at times it seems cruel to make the receiver wait for “the day” in order to open this “perfect” gift.
When “the day” finally comes, there is a nervous anticipation in the air. Will they like it? How will they react? Will they set it aside? What will they do?
I remember when my wife received one of those “perfect gifts”, a microwave; you could hear the squeal of joy all over the house. She grabbed it and held on to it for most of the day, and the smile on her face glowed. It was just “perfect.”
God has a perfect gift ready for you. It is just your size. It covers all your sins. It is just your color, red with the blood of Jesus and white with your pure forgiveness. The cost was great, but you are worth it.
What are you going to do with “the perfect” gift? Are you going to set it aside and put it with all those other gifts or are you going to delight in it? Are you going to squeal for joy and hold on to it? Will others see your delight on your face and in your words?
What will you do with Gods’ perfect gift?
Rom 6:23 “… But God's gift is real life, eternal life, delivered by Jesus, our Master. “
In Him
J. Tom Washburn