Have you completed your #gift #giving for this #Christmas?   We had an early #family time of #renewal, #celebration, #food, #tree trimming,  and #sharing of our love for one another with a thoughtful personalized gift exchange at the finale for all of us between 18 months and 80 yrs.  I think that was a moving picture of the joy that we could share when we all get to be with our Heavenly Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Heaven who has made it possible  because of the most precious, valuable, sacrificial gift which the great I AM has given to us.   This year I watched as everyone opened their gifts, and were politely saying, “Thank you”  Then there was Gabe at the realm of his adventurous 18 months, who would open a present and toss it aside (unless it had wheels).  Sound familiar?  Some of the best gifts we receive are very understated.  Yet, I see people rejecting and throwing aside a gift which holds the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven all because they want “Hoopalah” and want it right now!  Yes, many adults even at 80 can still cast aside GOD’s GIFT.  “GOD who is rich… mercy, with His great love with which HE LOVED US, even when we were dead in sins, has made us alive together with Christ (by grace we are saved) and has made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: so that in ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us though Christ Jesus.  For by grace are we saved through faith; and that not of yourselves;  IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD Have you accepted His Gift this year?

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