I love to give gifts but it seems we now expect to receive one in its place. They are almost always measured by how much they cost. Their value should be also be measured by the scale of effort, well intentions, and just the joy of expressing affection for one another.
Gift giving at this time of year,
Shows love, respect or honor to someone dear.
All in celebration of the birth of Christ;
God of hope, promise, and giver of new life.
Jesus is the gift of the Father sent from above,
To deliver salvation to prove and assure of His love.
Jesus gave His life to set captives free;
A gift to be remembered for all eternity.
He rose from grave and returned to the Father again;
To His love ones another gift send.
He sends Holy Spirit for inward strength, joy and insight.
The Lover of Souls causes abundant delight.
As you remember the reason for the season; and keep Christ in mind;
There are some wonderful Christ-inspired gift ideas to find.
Gifts of kindness, a service, or a loving word timely said,
That demonstrates you are by God’s Spirit led.
With Christ in mind your gift will not be forgotten or cause for disgrace.
They are gifts that remain; that deliver a Christmas-time embrace.
A man’s gift maketh room for him,
and bringeth him before great men.
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute,
willing to communicate;