God's Gifts
Fleta R. Robinson

God's Gifts was our decorating theme for the guest house here at Buffalo Ridge this past December. Gift wrapped packages were beneath the Christmas tree and in each room, labeled with many of God's gifts to believers everywhere. It was not only a great theme, but also a witness and reminder of His love, joy, hope, forgiveness, grace, pardon, gentleness, comfort, meekness — on and on.

We had two come-and-go Christmas Open House tours in December, two separate Sunday afternoons. What a joy! It was truly a time of celebration of Jesus' birth.

In our culture there are typical times of gift giving. Do birthdays, weddings and Christmas come to mind? God does not wait for certain dates. His gifts are available to us all day every day. Our responsibility is to gladly receive them and share them with others. Interestingly they never disappear, nor even diminish, when we give them away!

God's greatest gift is JESUS, and the Eternal Life we receive when we accept Him. We find that His Presence in our lives makes the abundance of God's gifts readily available.

Daily open His gifts of courage, redemption, faith, self-control, obedience, truth, kindness, patience, mercy, and share them with others.

"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him." I Corinthians 2:4 (KJV)

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