Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 18:16 NIV

“A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.”

People have given some amazing gifts over the years – everything from a Greek Island, to a white elephant, to the city of Savannah. Yep, on December 22, 1864 General Sherman sent President Lincoln a telegraph with the message, “I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah, with 150 heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, and also about 25,000 bales of cotton.” As amazing as those gifts may be, none compare to the One we celebrate on Christmas Day. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know when I say that the greatest gift ever given was the flawless, innocent Son of God by His Father to each of us. Like all other gifts, it is not truly ours unless and until we reach out and accept it. Or in this case open our hearts, acknowledge it, and receive it. Every other gift ever given has passed or will pass away. The gift of eternal life in heaven with our Creator God is incomprehensible as well as invaluable. No price can be placed on that gift; however, we can receive it for nothing. That’s right, nothing you can pay, no act of righteousness you can do, no sacrifice you can make. Hey, this is really good news. Today, celebrate, be grateful for, and freely share what has been freely given: Jesus and His love. #BeTheEdge

 

“…the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23b NIV