Do we miss the point of Christmas by giving away material gifts instead of receiving the immaterial? Do we spend so much time choosing, buying, wrapping and giving gifts that we pass by the ultimate Christmas gift?
Our gift was chosen for us to bring us joy, peace, love and comfort, bought at a unimaginable price, came from a place so beautiful our imagination can not fathom, and wrapped with all the tender care and love that a mother’s heart can possess. But can we receive that gift? Have we room for it in our materialistic world? Have we time for it in our tightly scheduled lives? Or is it a gift that only appeals when we are left with no other options?
It’s a strange gift, instead of us having to sustain and nurture it, it will sustain and nurture us. It’s a trusty friend that will never leave our side. It’s a warm and comforting hand that will lead us through our most troubling and trying times. It’s a rock solid foundation to stand on in an ever-changing troubled world. And most of all, it’s a gift.
If we only accept it.