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Why the Gifts?

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Today is Christmas Eve, and in four hours my entire family will descend on our home with great enthusiasm. Today, we give gifts to the people we love.

Why do we celebrate Jesus’ birth with gifts? We do it because He is the greatest gift that has ever been given to mankind. When the wise men heard of Jesus’ birth, they went to worship Him with gifts, and it’s our privilege to do the same.

I urge you not to lose sight today and tomorrow of what the holiday is truly about as you celebrate this blessed season. Don’t get so busy cooking, preparing, shopping, and giving gifts to others that you forget the reason for the season.

Thank God for the gift of Jesus and take time to thank Him for all He’s done and continues to do in your life. As you give gifts to others, enjoy every moment, keeping in mind that you’re celebrating the greatest gift of all—Jesus!

Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for the gift of Jesus. Please be with us as we’re celebrating Your birthday, Jesus!Today we want to say “Thank You” for giving us the greatest gift ever. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Joyce Meyer

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