What Happened To The Festivities?
Here we are, less than one full month into the New Year, and, with the
trimmings down and the cards put away or discarded, for the most part,
the festivities are forgotten.
'Father Christmas' sent a little girl I know of
(in Australia) on a treasure hunt around the house and garden until she found her
presents piled in her father's van! Where are those presents now? A
young friend of mine, at church, had her bedroom redecorated
a new bed and a new carpet for Christmas. A present she'll live with -
and a sign of growing up? But before long she'll be so used to them
that she'll pay them little heed.
It is so easy to forget both gifts and givers - and their reasons for
giving. Did we give Christmas gifts because its expected of us - or
because it was fun to give them - or because we love those who receive
The Bible says that
God gave us His Son because He loves us -
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Do you know and enjoy His love?