2 Corinthians 9:15 “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”
This is the time of year when we are concerned about choosing just the right Christmas gifts to give to the special people in our lives.
There is one thing that I have learned about gifts. No matter how much you enjoy receiving them, they just don’t last. Some of you may have received new clothes. They look lovely and you enjoy wearing them, but sooner or later, they wear out, go out of style, or you outgrow them. I am sure that many of you received gadgets. You really enjoy using them, but eventually, they either get broken or you get tired of using them. Perhaps you got some food items. Well, when you eat them they are gone. Except for what you wind up wearing around your waist.
But let me ask you, “Have you ever received an indescribable gift?” I thought about that for the past few days. What kind of gift would it have to be to be called “indescribable?”
There is one gift that is different. It is indescribable! It never wears out. It never goes out of style. You will never become tired of it. It is like the Energizer Bunny — it is a gift that keeps on giving day after day, year after year, after year. Do you know what that gift is?
God gives us a gift, not because He feels obligated to give a gift but because His love is so overwhelming. It’s a gift of grace… It is the true gift that Christmas is all about. It is God’s gift to us. His Son, Jesus.
When you stop at the manger at Bethlehem and look at the Christ child, you must realize that He is the gift of grace. And there are no words adequate enough to describe God’s grace towards us in Jesus. God is the first gift-giver. John 3:16 tells us very plainly what God’s gift to us is, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” God gave His Son out of His love for the world.
The Bible teaches that when we accept Jesus, the indescribable gift of God, that we will never be the same again because of how He affects our life. How in the world do you describe that which is indescribable? In the fullness of time God sent His only begotten Son, as a baby. Indescribable! But the good news is that you don’t have to be able to describe Him to accept Him. You can be changed by Him. So make your journey to the manger with the shepherds.
Amidst all the hustle and bustle, let’s keep in mind that this is what Christmas is all about, God’s indescribable gift…Jesus Christ.