Gifts Beneath the Tree

There is nothing more exciting than seeing a Christmas tree with lots of gifts beneath it. They are all beautifully wrapped and all in different shapes and sizes.

Due to prying hands, my parents would only put their Christmas gifts under the tree on Christmas Eve. As soon as they were out we would scurry to the floor to find the gift with our name on it.

If your name was on a gift it meant the present was for you and only for you. It was going to be your delight to open it to discover what was inside.

On the very first Christmas God gave the ultimate gift. The thing about this gift is that He was not wrapped in Christmas paper, but only in swaddling cloth and instead of being placed under a tree, he was placed in a manger. But the great thing about this gift is that He had everyone’s name on Him.

He wasn’t a gift just for one person, or even just for the people living at that time. Jesus is a gift of love and grace that is offered to every single person. He even has your name on Him, it’s just up to you whether you want to accept this incredible gift.

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.