Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

 John 3:16-For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

          During this time of the year we exchange gifts with loves ones, friends, and colleagues.  Even if we dislike the person we still find a way to dig down in our pockets to buy them something.  Alot of times, we tend to place monetary value on love.  If someone buys something expensive, they must really love us; if someone make us some homemade cookies, we feel like they are just being cheap.  We fail to realize the love and time that was put into making those cookies. 

Time out!

Ask yourself don’t we do God the same way? 

A lot times we fail to realize and appreciate how much God loves us!  We will never appreciate a gift fully until we understand the true gift.  The true gift isn’t money, my husband, or my kids.  The true gift is love, God’s love.  I know some were expecting me to say Jesus Christ.  But, Jesus Christ came from the love that was gifted to us.  God had to have loved us first in order to even want to give us such a wonderful gift.  Nobody can ever give you a gift more valuable.  God’s gift of love is the gift that keeps on giving. 

John 3:16 tells us God gave his son so we can have eternal life.  I think some of us really don’t understand how big a gift salvation really is.  You can’t lose sight of the gift.  Because when you do, we become ungrateful.  When you love somebody dearly you are willing to give freely to the point of self sacrifice.  God’s love is not self centered.  He paid dearly with the life of his son, the highest price he could pay.  God loved us enough to save us from a burning hell.  He gifted us with an eternal life of paradise, filled with many mansions and cities of pure gold.  In eternal life there is no death, sickness, enemy, evil or sin.  There is no greater gift! God’s love is the gift that keeps on giving. 

 God has set the pattern of true love.  The love of God surpasses all knowledge. God’s love never fails.  It something that money can not buy. 

Please remember that there is nothing that we can do that will separate us from the love of God.  Although we are ungrateful, God still loves us!  Although we are disobedient, God still loves us.  Although we are of filthy rags, God still loves us!   Yes, even you, God still love you!  God’s love is the true gift! It is the gift that keeps on giving!

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