The Best Gift

The Best Gift

Saturday, December 24, 2016
| Titus 2:11-14

Many Christmas gifts are quickly forgotten, except, perhaps, the worst gifts ever!

There's nothing like a wrapped present under the Christmas tree to get the imagination going. On Christmas Eve, children will fall into a fitful sleep anticipating a bounteous haul of fun waiting for them in the morning. We love to watch the flying flurry of wrapping paper as excited kids tear apart mysterious packages on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning!

Kids are fairly easy to shop for when it comes to Christmas gifts. Santa knows he can't go wrong with the long sought-after toy. Santa knows that things will go well so long as socks, underwear, pajamas and Grandma's knitting are kept to a minimum.

When shopping for adults, however, we can have problems, particularly when it comes to sending the right message to the recipient. This italicized phrase is a key to the takeaway of this Christmas Eve material. You will be coming back to it.

Sometimes, it's a message of love characterized by the meticulous search for exactly the right gift that will bring a smile to the face of a loved one. ...


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