Daily Reflections

The Best Christmas Gift

December 3, 2022 Barbara Reaoch

For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. —John 3:16

“It wouldn’t be Christmas without gifts,” we often hear. A simple rhyme has helped countless parents manage gift-giving: “something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read.” But the truth is clothes wear out, toys break, and we lose interest. Ask your family, “Where is your favorite gift from last Christmas?” You’ll likely get blank, guilty looks for an answer. What about those gifts you had hoped would create memories to last a lifetime?

Gifts can be sweet reminders of our love for one another. But how can a family experience Jesus as God’s better-than-anything gift? Jesus came to give us what is truly better—a new heart that will praise Him joyfully forever. To all who in wonder-filled fear turn from sin and trust in Jesus, God gives forgiveness. What if this Christmas, we asked God to give us hearts to worship Jesus, Prince of Peace and King of history?

Make it Personal

Ask God to give you ideas for Christmas activities that will help your family value Jesus more.