Gifts for God…

Posted: December 11, 2014 in Gifts for God...

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At Christmas we like to think and hope that we might get some presents from people who care about us. We hope we will like them and be able to enjoy what is in the gift in the days after. Maybe we are giving gifts, and we also hope those we love will like what we have chosen for them.

When Jesus was born, some very influential men, clever and full of faith in God, brought gifts to Jesus- Gold, frankincense and myrrh. These were precious gifts, as they signified who Jesus is, and what he was going to do to save all people who put their trust in Him. They carried the gifts a long way- from the East, and gladly gave them to the one who was their Saviour.

Romans 11 verse 34+35 says,

“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his councillor? or who has given a gift to Him that he might be repaid?”

The Lord knows the end of a life from the beginning. He knows the end of events from where they began, and all things belong to Him. He decides what happens to us, and he needs no advice from any councellor. What can we give such a God? What gift would be suitable? Whatever we give, he does not need and he doesn’t need to repay us for whatever great deeds we might do for His sake.

We cannot give to Him, but he has given to us… given the greatest gift we could ever have- forgiveness of sins and a new life, bought with the blood of His son, Jesus, on the cross.

Take the gift.

Then give Him your greatest gift- your whole life… and gain forgiveness and peace forever…

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