Every year during the Christmas season, our thoughts naturally turn towards giving and receiving. We spend time and effort working to figure out just what gift we are going to give to our loved ones. We cruise the malls, flip through catalogs, and even click through stores online – all in the hope of finding the right gift.
Do you remember what it was like when you were just a kid? We all hoped to find a great big box underneath the tree with our name on it. You’d toss and turn through the long night just waiting for the opportunity to see what was behind the shiny, decorated paper. There is nothing in childhood like the anticipation of Christmas morning.
But, if you have your own children, you know how much more special it is to give the gift. As great as it is as kids to tear open brightly colored boxes, it’s even better seeing your children excited at the idea of your gift.
Well, today, I want you to know that if you were to walk into your Heavenly Father’s house and were to look under His tree, you’d find that He has a great big box with your name on it. God has gifts for you that He wants you to receive. He wants you to be in eager anticipation of receiving just like when you were a kid refusing to go to bed on Christmas Eve. He has good gifts and He wants you to have them more than you want them yourself.