Verse of the Day ~ December 18, 2015

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.

James 1:17

Christmas is not about me. Or you. It’s about Jesus . . . about celebrating the birth of the One who will give us the most amazing gift of all: Eternity.

We cannot, as mere human beings, grasp the concept of “foreverness” with God. To imagine we will live with Him and fellow believers for the rest of time is hard to imagine. And yet, it is there for the taking.

Eternity: the perfect gift of all.

What makes a perfect gift her on earth? I think it’s knowing what people love. My friends know I love birds as they represent Matthew 6: 25-27 where Jesus reminds us that God will always provide for us. This year for my birthday I was given two cards with red birds, a gift bag with one on it and a beautiful red bird ornament.  All from people who wanted to show they do listen to me and confirm my love of the feathered friends. These were perfect gifts for me, but for you it is probably entirely different.

And while these gifts thrilled my heart, think about the perfect gift that God is giving us in His Son Jesus who was born to a virgin and who died for us in his early thirties.

He is the perfect gift!
prayer - good perfect gift ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Feel free to print out the graphic so you can memorize God’s word, use them like flash cards, or place them in places you’ll see every day. With 365 days a year, you’ll find knowing God’s word will bring you closer to Him and you’ll love knowing what He has to say to you.

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