Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday In The Word: Gifts

For as long as I can remember my family has drawn names at Christmas. This year is no exception, at Thanksgiving when all of us were together we gathered in my parent's living room and drew names. The air was filled with excitement as each person discovered whose name they would receive. It seems that once you grab your name out of the hat, a lot of time goes into thinking about what would be the perfect gift for that one person. As I listened to all the chatter in the room, I was struck by one thing. I heard clearly from more than one person, " I hope Dad gets my name" or from the grandchildren, "I hope that Papa gets my name."

I have laughed over that many times these past couple of weeks. We all know my Dad to be very generous and a great gift giver so of course if he got my name it would be great with me as well!
Yesterday when I brushing my teeth I was thinking about this event and all of sudden it struck me like lightning. God, our Father has our name and He has given us the most perfect gift in His Son, Jesus. You don't have to hope he has your name, He does and he knows your name and He is the most perfect gift giver.

The Bible says:
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

From the rooftop:

Are you worried that you won't give the perfect gift this year? Commit it to your Father

Are you worried that you won't get the perfect gift this year? Commit it to your Father

The gifts that come from the Father are perfect

His most perfect gifts can not be purchased

Are you in need of a perfect gift this year? God alone knows what it is.

I have not even started my Christmas shopping (children do not panic) but I am committing the efforts and time that I spend finding the perfect gifts for the ones I love to my Heavenly Father and asking him to show me what those gifts are. Why don't you do the same.

Merry Christmas.
I love you,


AmyA said...

I think it's a great idea to commit your shopping to the Lord. I believe that nothing is too small for Him and that if it matters to me, it matters to Him. Even Christmas shopping! I pray about "small" things all the time!

HPS said...

This post is GREAT and I'm with's so true! When I remember to stop and commit what seems like small things to helping me understand coupons or showing me what gift he would like me to bless someone with...THAT is when I am hands down most successful and come out far better than anything I could ever do on my own! I also love the visual you gave. Just for the record, the person who drew my name isn't too shabby of a gift giver herself (wink, wink)!

jane said...

Glenda, I just read this beautiful post....What a wonderful example about God's gift to us. You have always had a gift to communicate about the the LORD's his goodnes to us. Love you and miss you. Can't wait to meet the new babies!