Working Mom Special Report
December 2012
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The Gift

When you give a beautifully wrapped gift to your child or someone you love, does the gift always match the worthiness of the recipient?

For example:

  • If your husband hurt your feelings yesterday, is he no longer worthy of the gift you have for him under the Christmas tree?
  • Would you run out and exchange it for something less appealing? (To better reflect his worthiness?)
  • Did your daughter have a bad attitude when you asked her to clean her room? Does that make it impossible to bear giving her the gift you had planned when her behavior was good?
Probably not. My guess is, these gift were purchased out of a love that is unconditional (by human definition.) Therefore you let it go because their shortcomings have nothing to do with the gift you chose. It probably even sounds a little crazy to entertain such a notion.

However, isn't it exactly what we do with God's gift?

Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.  For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Ephesians 2:8- 10 NLT)

God loves us.

(Who's us?)

You.

Me.

All mankind, created in His image. His masterpiece. He loves us so much that He offers us this Gift. The gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus. We did nothing to earn it. We certainly do not deserve it, but yet there it is. Beautifully presented from the hands of our Magnificent Creator and held by outstretched arms in our direction.

All we have to do is take it.

No rules, no conditions, no assembly required, no complicated childproof packaging; just one simple note that says; "I love you. I've always loved you and that's why I created you. Please accept this gift from me. It is my promise that I will never leave you. I will walk with you through this life on earth through all of it's struggles and trials, I will be there. When your time has come to an end on the earth, I will bring you to Me to spend eternity in paradise."

You will never be worthy or righteous enough to earn the gift. It's impossible. The beautiful part, scripture clearly states that you don't have to be. You can't earn this gift. Because it is the Gift itself that makes you worthy. The Gift of Jesus purifies you allowing you to be one with your Creator, Lord and Savior.

PRAYER

Heavenly Father, today, I thank you for my Gift. Thank you for loving me enough to send your Son to save a wretch like me. Thank you that your gift is so light and easy. Please allow the rest of the world to see how easy it is to accept this precious gift. A life of freedom in Christ and your open arms await them. I love you. Amen.

Then Jesus said,  “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.   
For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
(Matthew 11:28-30 NLT)

Desiree Molloy
Desiree Molloy

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