Dec 24 – The Unwanted Gift

It is Christmas Eve, 2013. Many have Christmas trees in their homes. Under the tree are gifts for ones who will be home. Other gifts have been sent to loved ones and friends not present. It is unlikely that any of the gifts will be left unclaimed. On the first Christmas, over 2,000 years ago there was a gift made available to every single person in the world, given by Him whose birthday we celebrate tomorrow. The gift has not been withheld from anyone. Some, sadly, have left the package unclaimed. Some have accepted the gift, but only carry it around, never removing the wrappings or looking inside to discover the hidden splendor. The packages are all alike: in each is a scroll on which is written the words, “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Have you accepted the greatest gift you could possibly receive?

Pastor Alex Rockwell