Gifts

This morning during the drive to school, the frost on the ground shimmered in the sun’s light as if God had taken a huge handful of glitter and scattered it across the field.  So pretty.  Haley chimed, “That must be God’s gift to us this morning mom.”

Then Hunter said, “Yeah maybe we’ll get to see a deer too.”  This is typical of our morning conversations.  My children are now constantly on the look-out for God gifts.

The tragedy is there are too many people who pass through life and never see God in anything.  I began teaching my babies from a young age that we can see and hear Him in the simplest things… situations, people, and nature.  They have been developing the ability to notice God in the most routine and mundane aspects of life, like the trip to school in the morning.

As we marveled at the glittery field, I thought, how special that He delights in us with these simple but elegant treasures in nature.  But, the most special gift He ever gave was the gift of His Son, and how sad that there are people who will pass through this life and never notice Him, accept Him, never know Him.

Jesus is the greatest God gift of all time. He came to earth to relate to us, to walk with us, yet He never sinned.  He did miracles.  He loved and mourned.  He taught and set example for how we should live.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 

He was with God and was God… the Son, the Messiah, Jesus!!!  He came in the simplest, humble package imaginable like those everyday, overlooked nature-miracles.  Yet Jesus was a life-changing gift… from God to us.

All we have to do is notice… and believe!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  James 1:17

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