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The greatest gift of all

December 8, 2008

by Pam Fiecke

It’s that time of year when we’re all trying to look for that one special gift for our friends and loved ones.

We search many long hours deciding what to give and how to get it comfortably and affordably. This deserves some reflection on its own.

We may get used to the fact that Christmas will arrive Dec. 25, whether we’re ready for it or not.

Gifts in the Christmas story are not at all the gifts we would be able to find at a mall, or a mailorder catalog.

The angels’ gifts were tidings of comfort, joy, and peace. The shepherd boy’s gift was generosity; his favorite lamb for the baby’s birthday present.

The three kings from the east traveled many miles following a bright star in search of the birth of baby Jesus.

The little drummer boy played his drum, for this was all he had, this was his gift. His playing brought a smile to the babies face.

Mary delivered the greatest gift known to mankind, baby Jesus. The child brought forgiveness and saved the world from its sins.

Gifts are made and wrapped in many different ways. Some gifts surprise and delight. Some gifts nurture the souls of both the giver and the given. Some gifts are tied with heartstrings. Some gifts are wrapped with creativity and pleasure.

The greatest gift that will ever be known throughout history at Christmas time is the fact that “Jesus is the reason for the season.” No wrapping paper, decorative bag, fancy frilly bows are needed. He fills the needs of all ages unconditionally ,with no strings attached.