I had gotten out of the Christmas Spirit of giving gifts on Christmas day until my Grand Kids came… I had seen so many people going into Debt to buy just the right gift for everyone (Family – Friends – Co-Workers – Paper boy and the most important one of all – the Mail Man). When I observed my boys and their families going into Debt to buy me a Gift – I said enough – we need to celebrate the most important gift of all “Jesus”. So we quit giving each other Gifts….
My wife blew it this year and gave me a gift a couple of weeks ago -she had stated that she had a surprise for me and that normally scares me to death most of the time. Then she handed me this book – “Reflections” – I was in tears before I could open it up… It was a book of all the Blogs that I have written in the last couple of years. All the way from “The Making of the Bed” – to “How is Your Relationship with Christ” – to “Do Mosquitoes have Free Will”.
Inside the front cover was a dedication that had be Bawling – “For my husband in celebration of our 40 years together. We make God smile everyday as we try to become the Man and Woman He has called us to be – as individuals together.” She has been an inspiration for several of my Blogs and there are times she will hand me something and state – this would be something great to write about. There are times I have to tell her Women are from Venus and Men are from Mars – How am I supposed to explain this one to the guys. **Now I have to rethink that aspect of giving gifts when they come in a treasured package as this one.
So now back to the Greatest Gift of all – besides my Wonderful Wife – our greatest Gift this time of year is “Jesus”. This is a gift that will keep on giving and will have an eternal reward.
So as you are shopping to buy that perfect Gift – remember to add the one Gift that should always come on Christmas Day….
Please find a Christmas Eve Church Service this Wednesday and enjoy celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior.
PS – My Grandkids can tell you the Reason for the Season – they are AWESOME. Then they enjoy the gifts from their PaPa and NaNa…. we do spoil them some.