“In biblical times, much like today, times of great joy were often accompanied by the giving of gifts
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. (Matthew 2:1011)
God, of course, gave the greatest gift of all: His love wrapped up in His Son, Jesus. God’s love changes everything and everyone it touches. It protects and breathes life and purpose into every minute of every day. God’s love is a gift beyond measure that surrounds us and covers us when the fires of life rain down.”
Excerpted from Knowing God by Name by Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith, and Mary Southerland
Daily Reflection: How can you cherish Gods love this Christmas?