"The Word became flesh and dwelt among us..." John 1:14
What is the best gift we've received today? What is the most special gift we've received the whole of our life? I've read of some amazing gifts- David Beckham gave his wife Victoria a custom-made $500,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom and a $2.4 million ruby and diamond Boucheron necklace all for one Christmas. Angelina Jolie gave Brad Pitt the famous Frank Lloyd house with a waterfall. Aaron Spelling had 2 million dollars worth of fake snow delivered so Tori Spelling and her brother could play in it.
I doubt if we've received anything approaching those extravagant gifts, but we have each received precious gifts that money can't buy.
Sometimes Christmas becomes all about buying and wrapping gifts, cooking, going from one party to another, forgetting the birthday celebrant. The difference with this birthday celebrant is the more we give to Him, the more we receive from Him!
Lord, may we put You center stage today and for all of our lives. You gave us the most precious gift of all- Yourself! You gave us eternal life, and all the promises that are better than cash in the bank! May we always appreciate gifts of the heart rather than gifts that the world puts high value on!