The real gifts of life come in moments not in boxes.
They are the smiles of genuine friends, belly laughs with family, warm hugs that say I love you.
They are the moments of courage that push you forward and the moments of risk that change your life.
They are the mundane quiet moments with God as well as the powerful ones, drenched with God’s presence.
It is the moment that you see Jesus not just as the babe in the manger but as the Savior on the cross.
It is this moment that opens up all of heaven to you and the reality of eternity for you.
James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” NIV
May this Christmas season be filled with the real gifts of life and the awareness of wonder at the gift our Father sent to us in Jesus.