Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
The holiday season has its way of not only making its way into our warm kitchens and holiday decorated family areas; but also this time of year has its way of creeping into our mental and emotional space. Many of us tend to have overly demanding and depressing thoughts about being able to afford Christmas gifts for family and friends. You would think that all of us would be singing Christmas songs of joy and decking the halls with boughs of holly, however that’s not always the case. Crown Jewels, as we continue in the spirit of the holidays let’s focus on the true meaning of Christmas and family. If the gifts are not under the tree this year, try giving the gift of love, appreciation, honesty and forgiveness. It may be a great time to start giving gifts that are priceless. Can you imagine giving someone a holiday gift box with a note that says, “I love you,” “I forgive you,” or “I appreciate you”? I’m sure you can envision the blank stare on their faces at this very moment. You see, most of us cannot imagine giving a gift of this kind during this Christmas season because we’re too caught up in spending money on material things that will fade away. Try gifting something that will last forever. Try giving a gift that will not only change someone else’s life but yours as well. Crown Jewels, as we draw closer to Christmas Day we should make a commitment to truly keep the Christ in Christmas by giving someone a gift that they cannot return. If you’re having trouble trying to find the perfect gift, I’ve provided a few gift ideas below. Love Forgiveness Faithfulness Honesty Trust Confidence A new attitude A new beginning Change of heart Growing closer to Christ Spending more time in His presence Peace These are great gifts with no return receipt and only you can determine their value.