Wednesday, December 24, 2008

God's Great Gifts

Thanks be to God for his gift that is too wonderful for words.  2 Cor. 9:15

Why did he do it?  A shack would have sufficed, but he gave us a mansion.  did he have to give the birds a song and the mountains a peak?  Was he required to put stripes on the zebra and the hump on the camel?...Why wrap creation in such splendor?  Why go to such trouble to give such gifts?

Why do you?  You do the same.  I've sen you searching for a gift.  I've seen you stalking the malls and walking the aisles.  I'm not talking about the obligatory gifts...I'm talking about the extra-special person and that extra-special gift.....Why do you do it?...You do it so the heart will stop.  You do it so the jaw will drop.  You do it to hear those words of disbelief, "you did this for me?"

That's why you do it.  And that is why God did it.  next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leaves you speechless, remain that way.  Say nothing and listen as heaven whispers, "do you like it?  I did it just for you."  Max Lucado

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas as you celebrate the greatest gift God sent us....His Son!



2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Hey there, Miss "I've got 60* here!" Ha. Your fam is beautiful. As I was reading the post, I was thinking, "Man, she needs to publish this. This is great." And then I saw who wrote it and cracked up. Well, have a very blessed Christmas. Tell you mother hello and that we enjoyed viewing your trip!

sara said...

That is too funny!!!! My family will crack up too....writing is not my maybe!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Well put, Max. Merry Christmas. Enjoy your holiday with your beautiful family.

Mocha with Linda said...

That's beautiful. And I'm right with Lid. Too funny!

Have a blessed and merry Christmas, my sweet friend!

Becoming Me said...

THanks for printing this. Merry CHristmas to you

Smilingsal said...

Merry Christmas, Sara.