You find the perfect gift for your family.
You plan way ahead for it. Purchase it, wrap it and set it in just the right place, at just the right time, for them to find.
You know they’ll love it. And more than that, you know they need it more than ever.
But then, something goes wrong.
They look at it and laugh. Don’t like the way it’s wrapped. Or perhaps, they just don’t like that it’s from you.
For whatever reason, they ignore it
You show it to them again and again.
But they just slap it aside.
You tell them, “This is my gift to you, please take it”
But they reject it.
You stretch out your hands and offer the gift.
They throw it down, spit on it, kick it, crush it
Nail it to a tree...
Welcome to God’s Christmas
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)