Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! II Corinthians 9:15 (KJV)
My friend Philippa was given a beautiful necklace for Christmas. Today I learned that the giver asked her to return the gift; it was far too expensive. Instead, she would be given something much cheaper. I discovered that the donor has a history of reclaiming gifts that were given “by mistake”.
We are all offered a wonderful gift, eternal life, by someone who, in contrast, has a reputation for generosity. Not only is the gift of incalculable worth, but the cost was beyond measure. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we become heirs to his kingdom and everything that accrues to him as God’s Son.
And he never takes his gifts back.
You may be horrified at Philippa’s story, as I was, but I wonder if we are as callous in our disregard of the precious gift we have in Jesus? Does gratitude propel us to thanksgiving and prompt us to tell others about this treasure?
Dearest Father, may we never forget your love in giving us Jesus and may we never lose our sense of joy in possessing this Pearl of Great Price. Amen.