New gifts for you

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The day after Christmas does not mark the end of gift giving. Each morning the gift of Christ awaits. Each morning new gifts flow from the hand of your savior. No, these new gifts may not come wrapped in special paper. Sometimes the gifts may not even look like anything special. But you have the promise of God that he will give you new ways to know him more deeply each day.

God is relentless in his pursuit to bring joy to your needy soul. He cannot be out given. No matter what circumstance you face, the unfailing love of God is constant. This love transcends the difficulties of this temporal life. Each morning the wonder of Christmas is yours again. This is not a gift that you have earned. Therefore, be like Christ. Don’t require others to earn your love and your favor.

Give this gift that is freely given to you to your spouse, to your children, to those God brings your way. May you and I rejoice that the Lord is our portion, now and forever.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
Lamentations 3:22-24


Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.