As Christmas approaches, I am reminded of a special gift I received one Christmas. It was special because it was something I had always wanted. I thought it was too big and too expensive so I didn’t really think that I would actually get it, but I really wanted one so when everyone asked me what I wanted for Christmas that year I said I wanted a train set. I was probably 9 or 10 years old. My father had an old train that was given to him but it never ran and I wasn’t allowed to touch it. ( I thought for sure I could fix it!) So I wanted my very own train that I could play with. I was so excited to see that huge box all wrapped up and could only imagine it being my very own train set. I would play with that train for hours, setting it up different ways and watching it run around the tracks. Then one day a few years later, I heard the Lord tell me to give something of value away as a seed for something else I was believing for. Immediately I knew I was to give my train set away to someone who would benefit from the same joy I received in playing with it. I had given my best away.
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He gave His life for us so we can have eternal life. As you celebrate this Christmas season, remember that the expression of giving a gift came first from God. Wow—what a gift we have to share with others!
[cs_quote column_size=”1/1″ quote_cite_url=”#” quote_text_color=”#f37735″ quote_align=”center”]Romans 6:23b: “…the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”[/cs_quote]