The Perfect Gift
Will we ever find the “perfect” gift? So often people spend hours and hours navigating traffic, long lines, websites, and clearance racks trying to find a gift that is just right, one that is just “perfect” for the recipient. Color, size, flash, style, and price all play a part in trying to determine how the gift will be received – will they love it or hate it? Who knows?
Unfortunately, because of the stress of it all, much gift-giving has been reduced to whatever is on sale or the ultimately non-personal gift card. The fact is that the “perfect gift” is an illusion, or a sign, rather, that there is something just beyond our grasp – the real Perfect Gift.
You see, the only “perfect gift” has already been given; all other gifts pale in comparison. Jesus – the meaning of the season – was the Perfect Gift from God to man, making all other gifts mere reflections.
Seriously, what other gift can compare to the One that was delivered in Bethlehem?
- He was given at the perfect time (Galatians 4:4);
- He was wrapped like no other gift could ever be (Luke 2:12; Philippians 2:7);
- He was exactly what everyone in all the world needs (Luke 2:11);
- He was the greatest expression of love the world would ever see (John 3:16; 1 John 4:9).
There’s nothing you’re going to find at any mall or specialty store better than what was already given two thousand years ago.
Our search for the “perfect” gift is nothing more than a sign – that there’s always something better, something that can’t be purchased, something only grace can provide.
Have you received the Perfect Gift?
PS, the above video was made a few years ago. Nugget was the best dog ever, and we miss him dearly.