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Bread for the Journey

(photo- taken at our Christmas week-end at Manning Park)

What to do With the Gift?
Christmas is over for another year.
Gifts have been given and received, but now decisions must be made -
what to do with the gifts.
Some will be boxed up and returned with various excuses as to their unsuitability.
Some will be put on a shelf to admire.
Some will be stored in cupboards to pull out on special occasions.
A few will change lives in their usefulness and will be appreciated daily.
2000 years ago a heavenly gift was given. Jesus.
Personal decisions need to be made about this Gift as well.
Some people 'box' Him up with excuses that He 'just doesn't fit' or
'I have no use for Him'.
Some put Him on a shelf to be admired,
but He has no part or influence in the living of their daily lives.
Some store Him away in a 'cupboard' and pull Him out for special occasions,
like weddings or funerals, Christmas and Easter.
But a few keep Him in their hearts.
They involve Him in their thoughts, choices and decisions
and can't live without Him.
" Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift."
II Cor. 9:15 NKJV
The Gift that keeps on giving !


  1. Very good analogy, and such an important message...thanks, and Merry Christmas to all of you lovely ladies!

  2. That is so neat! Something good for us to ponder. Thanks for posting.

  3. CBC Radio One is featuring the story of Jesus, Dec 26 on The Sunday Edition.

  4. The Gift...God's Son is often forgotten and left on the shelf. Thanks for encouraging us here today to take this wonderful gift we have and use 'it' to the fullest.

  5. thank you for that perspective. Blessings

  6. Sobering thoughts, Julie... so true!

  7. Julie thank you for this perspective on God's gift. Very perceptive and so true.

  8. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! What will we do with it? Thanks for putting the question out there...a reminder to all of us.


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