We have felt the anticipation

When presented with a gift;

It’s the joy in not knowing

What possibly could be in our midst.

It’s the desire to unwrap

With the element of surprise,

And discover the hidden beauty

With that hunger in our eyes.

Although our gifts are thoughtful

They will perish eventually,

Because we simply cannot carry them

Into eternity.

There’s a gift that lasts forever

And He hung upon a tree,

Becoming a curse who took our place

So from our sins we are set free.

This gift is Jesus Christ;

All wrapped up in love and grace,

Who unravelled Himself as the Messiah

So God’s rejection we do not face.

And this gift is the greatest

Although He humbled Himself indeed,

To present us spotless to the Father

When for our souls He’d intercede.

This gift is so priceless

But bought by His precious blood,

Because our greatest friend lay down His life

When He unfolded His deepest love.

And His presence will abound

When we trust in Jesus Christ,

Who was crucified but rose again

Full of majesty and light.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”  James 1:17

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast.”  Ephesians 2:8-9

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 6:23

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree’)”. Galatians 3:13

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  For as many of you as were baptised into Christ have put on Christ.”  Galatians 3:26-27

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”  Matthew 7:11

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness…”. Romans 3:23-25

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”  John 15:13

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