Can you remember a present that you received last year and what made it special? Can you remember one from five years ago? Our gifts to one another may or may not be all that memorable. It’s the thought that counts, after all.
But God’s gift to the world is still being remembered 2,000-plus years later. It was the thought that counted for God, too—the thought of life and wholeness, of unity and restoration. God willed it for all of us and came to give it to us in the flesh.
The only way that the generations after us will know about God’s love for us is if we keep sharing it with each other. We need to keep unwrapping God’s gift for all the world to enjoy.
This message was adapted from “Devotions for the 12 Days of Christmas” by Lois Pallmeyer that appeared in the December 1997 issue of Lutheran Woman Today magazine now Gather magazine.