It’s fun sending Christmas gifts in the mail. I know it costs a little more for postage, but it’s worth it. When you send a gift, it’s like sending two, because the person who receives it is first excited to receive a package with their name on it, and second they’re happy about the gift inside. Win win.
Years ago, I worked in a college mailroom. It was a good job, especially around Christmas and Valentine’s Day when the packages would pile up. Students would ring the bell and hand you the “you received a package” slip found in their little mailbox. You were their hero for the day just for handing them their parcel from home.
Sending a gift to a loved one communicates that you wish you could be with them, but for now the gift has arrived to represent your love. Of course, Jesus is the greatest Gift ever sent by the greatest Giver.
God loves us, and He knew we could not live up to His holy standards. To solve our sin problem (and our missing out on heaven problem) He showed His love in the best way possible, “by sending His own Son” (Romans 8:3).
So, at Christmas time, we give and send gifts to show our love for one another. And at the same time our gifts serve as reminders of God’s most wonderful Present to us: the Lord Jesus.
What if I got you just what you wanted for Christmas and handed it to you? For the gift to be yours you’d only have to accept it from me. Receiving Jesus as your Savior isn’t complicated either. Like any gift, you receive Him, believing the Gift is for you.
This Christmas, let us say, “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15)