If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water…  springing up into everlasting life. John 4:10,14

After being gone for most of the afternoon this past Thursday, I walked into our family room and saw that our traditional space for the Christmas tree was now occupied by a tree made from boxed Christmas gifts, a string of lights, and a lighted angel standing on the top. Immediately, I began smiling and thanking my husband Ken for his uniquely crafted Christmas tree, his gift to me.

A few days prior to this, I had been questioning if it would be worth it to go through all the effort of putting up a Christmas tree only a week before Christmas, only to take it down again. Besides, no one was coming over Christmas day, and our large sit-down Christmas party and other Christmas celebrations, which precluded us from putting up the tree earlier, were now over.

Ken’s surprise solution for a Christmas tree this year took on even greater delight as the phrase “The Gift of God,” Jesus’ self-description flashed upon my mind!  “Wow!” I said to myself.  “Each time I look at this tree, I am going to let it remind me that Jesus is ‘The Gift of God’ – ‘The Indescribable Gift’ given to me by God.”  “The Gift” by which every good and perfect gift comes from. (James 1:17; John 4:10;  2 Cor. 9:15)

Declare: Jesus is “The Gift of God” – “The Indescribable Gift” given to me by God. 

Through Jesus Christ, “The Gift of God,”  you have been given many gifts, not just one.  Some of the greatest gifts given to you through Jesus Christ, the One Who is the Tree of Life, the “Real Christmas Tree” are listed in Psalm 103:3-5. These gifts include the forgiveness of all of our sins, the healing of all of our diseases, the redemption of our life from destruction, the crowning of our lives with lovingkindness and tender mercies, and the satisfying of our mouths with good things.

If you don’t understand the cost of “The Gift of God,” you may not treasure what you have been given. One of the ways that my girlfriend’s family helps them to remember the price that was paid for this “Indescribable Gift” is by turning their Christmas tree into a cross at Easter.  After Christmas is over, their family cuts off all the branches until only the trunk remains. Then, at Easter, they take the trunk of this tree and make it into a cross, which represents the tree of Calvary, the place where Jesus died so that you could have access to the “Tree of Life,” the everlasting life of God.

This Christmas receive “The Gift of God” that far surpasses any gift you could ever be given, for Jesus is the only One Who can meet the deepest longings in your heart.  Jesus is the only One who can give you living water, causing you to thirst no more and to have everlasting life. (John 4:10,14)  Jesus is your surprise solution to every difficulty you face!


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