What Kind of Gift?

The Gift

All the hustle and bustle of the anticipated Holiday is quickly closing nigh,
And many frazzled shoppers can at last let out a collective great big sigh,

Their present-buying is done and all the cards are finally addressed,
The children have been put to bed as it’s time for them to get some rest.

Most of the world now awaits Santa Claus, he’s flying through the air,
He and his reindeer will deliver what all the elves have made to share.

So as everyone’s heads hit the pillows on this quiet Christmas Eve night,
Not a creature is stirring, and even the tiny mice are sleeping out of sight.

Many people are merely dreaming about what the Jolly Fat Man can lift,
Yet Someone more special is wanting to deliver a different kind of gift.

What kind of gift, you might ask? It’s something that can never get broken,
You would never have to wait in a return line, it’s much more than a token.

While the presents under the tree last usually an hour or two, maybe three,
What I am talking about goes on and on and actually right into eternity.

But just like the fake Rolex on the corner many charlatans want to imitate,
They will say this “gift” is what you work for, hurry up before it’s too late.

What if I pull out my wallet when I get a gift, what would the giver surmise?
No, we understand that a gift is a gift, this should not be a great big surprise.

And this is the way it is with the Babe who came to us in a smelly old stable,
Yet how unfortunate that so many consider this to be just an annual fable.

Immanuel, given to us two thousand years ago cannot be purchased in a mall,
This one—born, lived, and died before He was resurrected—offers a Gift to all.

Truly if we open up our hearts and receive this Gift –Jesus Christ to the earth,
There is nothing I consider more valuable or anything that has a greater worth.

Without the Father’s grace, mercy, and love, all of us share an eternally bad fate,
But receivers of the priceless Gift, it’s heaven we get, how amazing we now rate!

So this Christmas Eve, when everything is finished and you lay your heads down,
Remember the Gift given to those who believe, it is what we know as Paradise Found.

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4 Responses to What Kind of Gift?

  1. Ralph says:

    Merry Christmas everyone. Have a safe and great day.

  2. Mike R says:

    Merry Christmas to all those who run this ministry . Your love for the Mormon people has
    resulted in many of them finding the true Savior and eternal life thru Him alone—Heb 7:25.
    Thanks for your dedication .

  3. Rick B says:

    Speaking of Gifts,
    The Bible says,

    John 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

    John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

    John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

    Act 8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.

    Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:

    Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    These verses and many more teach that SALVATION is a GIFT from God. It cannot be bought with money, or earned by doing works.

    So How can you honestly believe that works are part of attaining salvation?

  4. spartacus says:

    Hope and pray everyone celebrated Immanuel well and safe! I spent Christmas evening with some LDS friends and one of them said something interesting I had not heard before but maybe I’ll wait for the next thread.

    May we always remember the True Gift God has already blessed us with.

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