What do you expect to unwrap on Christmas?
I’ve been told I’ll be surprised. I’m sure I will be.
I like anticipating good gifts. I like looking forward to an expected treasure.
But I like remembering past gifts, too. The best ones follow me into the present.
The gift of Jesus is one of those forever gifts.
Look forward to receiving more of Him to come.
Look backward in gratitude of what He’s already given.
Then delight in the moment for the very gift He is—right now.
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free
From our fears and sins release us
Let us find our rest in Thee
Israel’s Strength and Consolation
Hope of all the earth Thou art
Dear Desire of every nation
Joy of every longing heart
Born Thy people to deliver
Born a child and yet a King
Born to reign in us forever
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring
By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone
By Thine all sufficient merit
Raise us to Thy glorious throne
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What’s a gift you think you’ll get this Christmas?
I’m hoping for a Lowe’s gift card. :-)