Aren’t some people ” gifted” when it comes to Christmas gift giving? I took a photo of this beautiful present Dee and Mike gave me after church Sunday because of the wrapping-so envious of people who turn presents into works of art.
Dee surprised me by confessing that Mike is the ” wrapper” in the family. ( And Dee I confess I didn’t open it yesterday because it looks so pretty under the tree and fills in a gap on the table so beautifully! But before I finish this post I will …since you hinted the present might also include something that involved the grandchildren.)
Gift giving began with the three wise men and modern day readers, for many years, have debated the choices made for the newborn king. Jokingly most young mothers agree Mary needed pampers, more pampers and a gift certificate to Babies R Us. Certainly more practical gifts.
But Quinn Caldwell stands up for the wise men-after all…isn’t it helpful if you know the person you are giving a gift to and a little bit about their background? They are relying on a star and information handed down with few directions or descriptions.
” The poor wise men had no idea who they were going to see. Their only birth announcement was a star in the sky. So they thought they were off to visit a regular king, not a Jesus kind of king. They thought they were shopping for the baby who not only had everything but had servants to bring it to him too. So they brought nice gifts, just not exactly appropriate ones.
If you were shopping for God, would you go to Target or Tiffany’s? Is the baby exalted or humble? Lord of the universe or charity case next door? And what do you get for a God who’s both?
Look what Dee and Mike gave me for the grandchildren? Don’t you love it?
So until tomorrow…God, I know you love any gift from a generous heart… so I can just going to do the best I can! And I will be sure to include a gift receipt! Amen.
But that wasn’t all-Dee and Mike never forget Sammy the Cardinal-next year I will plan a ” Sammy” Christmas party and set a full table filled with Sammies.
Today is my favorite day! Winnie the Pooh