The Best Gift


Christmas is less than a week away!  As we do our last minute shopping

WITH the peace of God Pastor Bernard taught us about, may we also remember that the best gift we can give to others is the Word of God.  Jesus really is the

reason for the season.  Whether you buy expensive gifts or inexpensive gifts,

these gifts will only last for a little while.  People will not find eternal

satisfaction in the gifts we give.  The only satisfying gift is Jesus, the Word. 

Let's remember to give the gift of Jesus this Christmas season.  Whether it is

inviting someone to our Christmas stadium services, loving on the homeless with

a prayer and a meal, showing God's love to our family members through patience

and self-control, reading the Christmas story with the kids, teaching the Word

to the children in your classes, or whatever else the Spirit might lead us to

do, let us remember to make Christ the center of it all.  Jesus, the Word of God

is what will last forever. 


Isaiah 9:6-7 states, "For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and

the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever.  The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this." 


Let us also meditate on Isaiah 55:11 which states, "So shall My word be that

goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall

accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent



We can only be giving the BEST gift of all when we give Jesus and the Word of

God to all those we come into contact with.