Here's a funny cartoon about Christmas
Imagine if your parents got you an IPad 1, 2, 3, and 4 and then an IPad mini; all the video games that you could play on your DS PLUS a brand new DS with multiple stylus pens in different colors; money to last you a life time, and all your favorite foods. BUT instead of you keeping all of those amazing gifts, you, instead, gave them to a child who was needy because you knew that the other child would never be able to experience the joy of having these gifts on their own. Would that be logical? Would someone in their right mind do that?
Probably not a human, but that is exactly what God did for us on Christmas Day.
God gave us Himself in the form of a man, His Son, Jesus Christ. What do you think that meant for God to give Himself to us? It means that God, a perfect being, the Creator of the world, the most powerful thing in existence, the King of all the kings in the world, the one who knows all things for all of history became a mere human, with weaknesses and sins with flesh that would wear away and was breakable with no way of seeing in the future or far off into the past. God gave every good thing that He had so that He could take on every bad thing we experience on earth because He knew that we would never be able to experience any good thing without Him giving it to us.
17 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
With that in mind, cultivate a heart of giving during this Christmas time. Maybe it means that you donate to a food bank, volunteer at a soup kitchen, give gifts to your friends who you know can't afford them, give homeless people a blanket to keep them warm, pray for your non-Christian friends, help your parents around the house. Whatever you think you can give, and whatever you can give (even if you may not want to), give! Give because the best gift in the world has already been freely given to you.
Until next time,