Good Morning December 14

This is the gift giving season, and many make lists of what they would like to have for Christmas. One can put their list of desired items up on Amazon Lists so others can see it and buy directly from Amazon. Even have it gift wrapped and mailed. Smart business move! But beyond the wish list of items what do you really want for Christmas? The New Testament writer James tells us, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights…”(1:17) Our greatest gift is that of our life in the Child of Bethlehem. That gift allows us to come and stand in righteousness before our Father in Heaven. We have been given the gift of the greatest love. All other gifts flow from this. All of the items on the Amazon List are nice, and some may even be necessary, but the love that has come to us, and then flows through us to other, is a gift of immeasurable value. So what do we really want for Christmas? To come even more deeply into that love, and for that love to heal hurts and bind us to all those we care about.