Celebrate the Perfect Gift

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I have a friend who has been going through a difficult time in her relationship. I did a little research online to see what I could give her for Christmas to solve the problem. My top five on the unique gift list are (drum roll please):

#5 The toothpaste tube wringer…I’m frugal that way. #4 A paper towel hub with USB ports…I like to multi-task and you know what they say, “birds of a feather flock together.” #3 A Washington Post custom birthday book…it has things that happened on your birthday back to the day you were born, all twenty-one years of my life (that was a joke…I’m not ashamed of my age…and no I won’t be tellin’ it). #2 A self emptying robotic vacuum…Wow! #1 A jewelry tree…I think it’s a great present myself! Perhaps I should have picked something electronic.

Tadaahh, sounds ridiculous, I know. There are just some things a paper towel hub just can’t fix. While I make light of giving my friend a silly gift for a much deeper problem, we do it every year if we replace the real meaning of Christmas with the commercial version of gift giving.

See, a gift has come to symbolize the essence of Christmas while allowing many to blot out the real meaning. The deep need every human has is God’s forgiveness for our sin. In response to our need God gave us His Son Jesus Christ who died in our place, to pay for our sin. Christmas is the time we celebrate that perfect gift.


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