Christmas is a time for both giving and receiving gifts. There are many gifts that God has given us, and keeps giving us, each and every day, year after year. Are we aware of these? Some examples might be the gift of life, family, a warm home, food, good friends, and a church family, etc. Other gifts He gave to us for His glory, as He gave to so many individuals in the Bible.
Questions for further thought:
1. Reflect on the gifts that God has given you throughout your life.
2. Do you thank Him for those gifts? Have you asked Him to help you use them to bless others?
Challenge: God is the provider of all good things in this world and in heaven, including His gifts to us. We didn’t earn them; He just gave them to us because He loves us. And we are to love one another with those gifts, as many of His faithful servants (not just Daniel) did throughout history. May He make us both grateful, and mindful, during this Christmas and beyond.
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