As we get deeper into the holiday season, some of us have a pretty daunting task ahead. We have to find exactly the right gift for the right person, and in some cases repeating this small miracle for several people. I’ll never forget the year I actually hit that target with a bull's eye for my wife. Back then our son David was still in diapers, and we were getting by with only one income while Christy stayed home with him. There wasn’t much extra money for Christmas that year, and yet I still wanted to make it a special time and show my wife my appreciation for her. I took some time and prayed for God’s wisdom in the matter, knowing that I’d have to make a little money go a long way. After praying, I sensed that I had a plan. I soon found myself at the jewelry store at the mall. There I found a great piece of jewelry that fit my budget and brought peace to me after purchasing it. In fact, things played out there pretty much as I had seen in my prayer time. Imagine how pleased I was when the gift was opened on Christmas Day and I had a happy wife! I only shared with her about my prayer quest after she helped me understand how accurately targeted my gift had been for her.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all hit the target with such accuracy every time we wanted to give a gift? Well, in some ways the plan has already been set up for us. You see, those of us who have asked Jesus Christ into our hearts and lives are carrying the best Gift that was ever given. It can’t wear out, it won’t ever lose its value, and it is the only gift that can truly keep on giving, with no worries over warranties. In fact, this Gift gives for an eternity, but it’s up to us to pass it along. If you’re grateful about what Jesus has done in and through your life, I ask you to consider those in your world who could also benefit from having him in their own lives. Will you pray and ask God to connect you with the right people who so desperately need what it is you already have? Any Gift this priceless is worth sharing!
Freely you have received; freely give.
– Matthew 10:8 (NIV)