Pastor’s Note 12-1-22

As we quickly close out the month of giving thanks and enter the season of giving, we begin the hustle of purchasing things to give.  We go seeking to find that perfect gift.

While we prepare for the time of exchanging gifts with our family and friends, we hand out gifts from a store that will fade into obscurity.  Those gifts that once shone with splendor, will one day cease to shine.  There are some gifts that will find their way to the local trash pile or the local Goodwill store.  We give gifts that will soon have no meaning or purpose and that was never our intent, but time has a way of doing that to things. 

James 1:17 (ISV) says; “Every good and perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father who made the heavenly lights…….”

The gift of the Holy Ghost offers several timeless gifts that have been freely given to mankind from the Creator of all things.  This one gift brings so much to our lives like love, joy, peace, healing, grace, mercy, forgiveness, freedom and faith.  All of these gifts didn’t come from a store, nicely wrapped in box, but these priceless gifts have been bestowed upon us from God above.

The God of all creation, wrapped himself in flesh and dwelt among us.  He came to a stable in Bethlehem, wrapped in swaddling clothes.  He gave the greatest gift of all, “Himself.”  He is the perfect gift.

Pastor Hatter