It’s hard to believe Christmas is past, the gifts are all unwrapped – even put away, and now is the time to begin a new year! I hope that you had a very blessed and Merry Christmas.
When you love someone, the natural result is that you want to give to them. This is especially true of our Lord. He tells us all He has is ours. He gives it freely to us and not only that, He tells us it’s His good pleasure to do so! We may have received many wonderful gifts – but the greatest gift – the gift from which all gifts stem from – is love. Without love, the gift is meaningless.
I have a dear friend whose Dad always told her that love is spelled, T-I-M-E. Spending time creating or buying a gift means that the person’s love is put right into it. I know that whether I make something home made, or buy a gift, I enjoy spending the time doing it. I get great pleasure anticipating how happy it will make the receiver of it. It’s worth every minute to see the joy on their faces, and, when I find the perfect gift, it gives me joy too. I want to please them because I care about them. Buying something just because you have to is much different. Caring shows.
It all has to do with time. That’s why time spent with the Lord is the greatest gift you can give Him. The Lord has everything. He created everything. Yet time taken and put aside just for Him is something you have to desire and choose to do. It’s a gift of your time simply because you love Him. He can’t give it to Himself from you – only you can give it to Him. That’s what makes this gift so special – because it stems from love – your love for Him.
It’s the best gift of all – the gift of love.
Have a very Happy New Year – one of joy, health, peace – and love!
P.S. If you would like to read my magazine articles, go to www.innervoicemag.com and click on OUR VOICE. Scroll down all three pages to get to my titles which are: The Sparkle and Sound of Crystal, The Fragrance of Fall, Listen to His Heartbeat, Do-Overs, Just Whistle, End of Your Rope, and God’s Love Notes.