Snow or Sunshine. Fruitcake or Cut-out Cookies. Wassail or Eggnog. Nativity Scene or Train Set. Santa Claus or Saint Nick. Maybe all of the above – and more?
Whatever ingredients you choose for a magical Christmas, two are absolute necessities: Awe and Wonder. You can’t have a truly Merry Christmas without them. But busyness, struggle, and, well…just life…can strip away the awe and wonder and leave you deflated and cynical instead.
This Advent Season, come get a dose of what you really need. Put a little Awe back into this season of Wonder.
What was the most memorable gift you ever received? What’s the one that you were most thrilled to give? What makes a gift awesome? What kind of gift fills the recipient with awe and wonder?
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” II Corinthians 9:15
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
The perfect gift must be PERSONAL.
“Today a Savior is born to you!” Luke 2:11
The perfect gift is given to meet a specific NEED.
“Call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
The perfect gift is SACRIFICIAL.
“You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich.” II Corinthians 8:9