Posted December 13, 2016 under Videos

What do I do when I don't get the gift I want this Christmas?

What gifts are you looking forward to receiving this Christmas? Can you enumerate them in your mind right now? And after you name each one, can you explain why you want these gifts? (Ex. I want a new wallet because my current one is too bulky. It will give me ease if I have a smaller one. Or I want a new pair of sneakers because the ones I have are already worn out, etc.)

But think about it: the greatest Gift has already been given! And what, or who is that?

And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."

Luke 2:10-11

Jesus, our Lord and Savior, who reconciled us to God by the sacrifice of His life for the payment of our sins.

What does Jesus' coming to the world mean to you? Enumerate your answers in the space below:

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Jesus, man's Redeemer and Reconciler of God and man, the epitome of God's relentless love, the bringer of God's peace, the reason for our hope, the One who makes new beginnings possible by giving us a fresh slate in life, the One who gives our lives meaning, direction, significance and purpose. The One in whom is found great joy!

Now think back to the gifts you were looking forward to getting. Is it not true? The greatest Gift had already been given!

If you are grateful for Jesus, pause at this point to pray and celebrate Him. Worship Him and thank God for His wonderful Gift!

If He gives you joy, it is now your turn to share the joy you have with others!

Who will you share Jesus, the greatest Gift, this Christmas? How will you share Him to others?

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May your Christmas be filled with the joy of knowing Jesus.

Let's pray:

Father, thank You for Your Son Jesus. No gift compares to Him! Because You sent Him, You made it possible for me to be forgiven and reconciled to You. Because of Him, by Your grace, through faith, I am Your child and You are my Father. I am loved. I have peace. I have security. I have a hope and a future. You are with me daily, and for eternity! Thank You, Father. I am grateful for Christmas. I am filled with joy because of Jesus! May my joy overflow to others as I proclaim You this season! I pray this in the name of Jesus, my Savior. Amen.

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