Ultimate Gift


“6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore.  The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”  Isaiah 9:6-7

Hello!  I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas and remembered the true meaning of Christmas; not Santa Claus or receiving presents or eating a big dinner or watching Christmas movies, but the true and absolute gift of them all, God’s Son who was born in Bethlehem and who has given us the chance of Salvation and living in eternity with the King of kings!

It is so fun to give and receive gifts for Christmas.  A way to look at gifts and presents on Christmas is to think about how God gave us the ultimate gift and wise men gave Jesus gifts when he was a baby, precious gifts, so I am not against gifts at all.  We can get so wrapped up (no pun intended) in gift giving and receiving though and often forget why Christmas is even a holiday!  It is the celebration of Christ Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us.  That is Christmas!

So, as you woke up, opened gifts, shared smiles and laughter and made new memories I hope you took the time to acknowledge our Lord and Savior and wish him a very happy birthday and praises due his name.  He is so good and he is so worth it.

If you’re still in the giving mood I encourage you to smile at people, open the door for someone, compliment a friend, pray for someone on your mind, or help someone else in some way.  I too need to remember to do these things and think more selflessly and more Christ-like.

Thank you, Lord, for everything; for my family and my friends and total strangers who return a smile.  Thank you for this holiday season and the excitement and fun we all had.  Thank you for your provision and protection, Father.  Thank you most of all for your son, Jesus, who was sent to earth and who died for our sins so that we could be saved to live eternally with you, God!  I love you and I thank you for your love, joy and peace.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Happy Holidays everyone!  They are all coming to an end and a new year is about to begin!  I can’t even believe it!!  This is a quick post (but at least a post!) but I just wanted to share my thoughts for the evening.  Well, much love and until next time.

Oh wait…look at this little boy!


He is getting SO big!  Titus James!