At this time of year, it is so easy to think presents presents presents. What am I going to make or buy for whom? Have I got enough? What if second cousin Joe turns up? Should I have some extra chocolates?
I try every year to not be dictated by this giving - receiving frenzy. Really, it is a consumerism thing in the end. That is why I tried to go as handmade as possible so that I could inject as much love as I could into each gift. But I also know that my sons love Lego, and I wasn't about to fashion Lego bricks out of Fimo. My boys would be horrified! So giving something that you know the recipient would love is still giving in love.
These verses have been playing over in my mind lately and I thought I would share them with you.
~ John 3:16 ~
For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed.
~James 1:17 ~
Every good act of giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father who made the heavenly lights; with him there is neither variation nor darkness caused by turning.
I want to remember that the gift of Christmas is not what Baby Jesus received from the wise men. The giving and receiving of gifts is actually representative of Gift that God gave this world, our world, His Son Jesus Christ. And any gift from God is perfect.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas day and enjoy His presence at your table and in your home or out in nature.
Love and blessings,