We braved the madness of Black Friday today. Lots of people out to get the best deals on the best gifts. We were in Sears and saw the slogan “Real Gifts, Real Joy”.
You and I both know that real joy doesn’t come from things. In fact, real joy is often found when you lose those things that you think you need the most.
“Joy is not found in things, it is found in us.”
– Richard Wagner
And real gifts don’t come from Sears, they come from God. Sears might be able to convince you that you need more things but God knows the real gifts you need this holiday season is unlimited access to His help, true confidence, fresh perspective, renewed enthusiasm and words that overflow from a grateful heart.
Real Gifts… Real Joy.
May Jesus himself and God our Father, who reached out in love and surprised you with gifts of unending help and confidence, put a fresh heart in you, invigorate your work, enliven your speech.
(2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17 MSG)