Out of all the Christmas presents I have received I can not remember ever opening one and saying to myself, “Why on earth did they buy me this?”  On the other hand I can only vividly remember opening a few specific presents.  I remember my football helmet when I was about ten and my pocket watch when I was in my late teens.

    Picking the perfect present for someone often becomes a daunting task.  It seems I often search and search and then end up buying the one I see at four o’clock on Christmas Eve.  How do you pick the perfect gift?

    In Luke 2:11 the angels announce to the shepherds “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (KJV)  God found the perfect gift for every single person on earth, a Saviour.  Anything else I have ever received, or will ever get, pales in comparison to the The Saviour that came to earth to deliver me from my sins.  Because of God’s gift of His Son I can now spend eternity with Him.

    This Christmas season take some time to ponder the gift and thank Him for it.


Published by Ray Richards