Never forget the Gift

Written by Tom Smith.

All of us have a special gift that we remember getting. It may not be the cost. It may not be special because we needed it. It is oftentimes special because of other reasons. It might have been the last gift that someone gave us. Perhaps it was the first gift that newlyweds gave each other. Maybe it was one from our childhood. For whatever reason, it is precious to us.

As Christians, we should never forget the gift. But... the gift I am speaking of is the gift of the Son of God on the cross. "Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!" (2 Corinthians 9:15).

Human comprehension cannot begin to appreciate what Jesus did on the cross of Calvary. Jesus never knew what it was like to suffer, yet came to earth, took on human flesh, and suffered the indescribable pain and anguish, of the cross.

Always remember what Jesus has done for you. Remember that God gave His gift to us when we were yet in sin and enemies of Him. "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Rom. 5:8). People often base their giving on those who will give them a gift in return. But God gave when He knew that we were His enemies in rebellion against Him.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). Jesus expressed that love when he said, "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends" (John 14:13). As much as you love your wife, husband, children, parents, siblings or friends, remember, God loved us more!

We did not deserve salvation, couldn't earn it, couldn't pay enough for it, but can receive it through the beloved grace of God. Never forget, Christian, when you were baptized into Christ, you received the blessings of God's wonderful grace. Remember the gift.

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