The Gift

This year I struck out to buy my 12 year old a Christmas gift.  I was busy, so convenience was going to be a major factor.  I thought about something practical, like a pencil sharpener, or a shiny stapler from work.  After all there were plenty and who would notice if one was missing, plus I wouldn't have to spend any of my own money.  After a little thought I decided it seemed a little impersonal.  I also consider money, but again this didn't seem appropriate for the occasion.  Maybe I could take him to lunch, I think I could squeeze in 30 minutes.  But after checking my schedule I realized I didn't have 30 minutes to give during this busy holiday season.  I thought about asking him what he wanted for Christmas, but I was worried his request would cause me a lot of pain, effort and possible guilt. 

So what did I finally get him you might ask.  I decided to give him the ultimate gift, my thoughts.  I would think of him at Christmas and throughout the holidays.  He would always be on my mind during this important time of year.  This was perfect, it cost me nothing, didn't effect my busy schedule, and required minimum effort.  Oh how happy he will be.......NOT.

This year I struck out to buy my Lord and Savior a Christmas gift.  When I ask Him what He wanted He said, "He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it (Matt. 10:39, NIV).  He wanted my life. 

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Andi wrote:
This is both sretet smart and intelligent.

Sun, January 1, 2012 @ 11:29 PM

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