GodReflection: It’s Jesus Friday
Gifts celebrate the arrival of new babies and birthdays. Gifts honor brides and grooms. We celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with gifts.
Gifts of honor are presented to dignitaries.
There are catch your breath knock your socks off kinds of gifts. These grand gifts tend to have huge monetary value or be a one of a kind esteemed object. Rarely are these gifts anticipated.
Sacrificial surprises that touch hearts are accompanied with the recipient’s tears of appreciation. Such treasures hold immeasurable value to donor recipients who receive gifts of life saving hearts, lungs, and kidneys.
To kick gifts up a notch, I think of the One who owns all gifts. God declared, ” . . . for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine. . . . for the world is mine, and all that is in it.”
Everything within my care is a gift of God.
What an ingrate I am to catch myself taking for granted His gifts. I should never receive a gift from this world—including gifts from friends—without the true source of the gift flashing across my mind.
This one moves beyond my comprehension. I don’t even know how to describe the gift. The truth is that an adequate description can never exist on the lips of man or woman.
In the midst of heavenly tears that flowed in harmony with Jesus’ earthly tears, God sacrificed God on a cross to pay for every sin I commit while I walk on earth. Then after three days, He raised His God-man son back to life with the promise that I too will experience resurrection.
Best of all, God’s gift of Jesus is available to anyone who is willing to receive it with reciprocal love.
What a gift. It’s the ultimate gift. It’s Jesus.
Dr. Gary J. Sorrells – A GodReflection on Jesus as God’s Greatest Gift.